Justice Forum

Justice Forum

PLEASE NOTE: The full DOXA 2020 lineup will be announced Wednesday, April 15. Stay tuned! 

For ten years, the Justice Forum has been one of DOXA’s cornerstone programs; showcasing films that facilitate active and critical engagement, create space for dialogue, and sow the seeds for social change. Each Justice Forum screening is paired with a panel of speakers including filmmakers, experts in the field, academics, and community activists. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, we’re excited to offer a selection of films that foster crucial conversations around a broad range of social issues, offering necessary perspectives for change and progress.

Please check the individual film page to see which screening is part of the Justice Forum. 

Fredrik Gertten
92 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Through interviews with common folk and politicians alike, Push shows the strain that cities across the globe have felt as housing has become a commodity for the wealthy, rather than a necessity for the many.

Nettie Wild
93 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:15pm

Director Nettie Wild and her Canadian/Mexican crew capture eight months in the life of the Zapatista National Liberation Army revolution in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Heddy Honigmann
86 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

In Buddy, veteran Dutch director Heddy Honigmann crafts a heartwarming exploration of the dog-human bond, celebrating the extraordinary skills of service dogs and how they support the physical and emotional health of their companions.

Baljit Sangra
85 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 9:00pm

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years.

Tasha Hubbard
98 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Few events in recent Canadian history have sparked as much media attention and outrage as the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was murdered on a farm in rural Saskatchewan in 2016. Tasha Hubbard’s essential film follows his family’s fight for justice while casting an unflinching look at systemic racism in Canada.

Rehad Desai
South Africa
85 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that stormed onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education.

Nelleke Koop
58 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:45pm

What does it mean to be the person responsible for a parent’s care? Nelleke Koop follows three women who care for their aging mothers with dementia while balancing jobs and other family obligations.

Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang
85 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Weaving her personal experience with archival propaganda and testimonies, Nanfu Wang reveals the human rights violations and trauma caused by the Chinese government’s one-child policy.