Rated Y for Youth

Rated Y for Youth

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

Now in its 12th year, Rated Y for Youth was founded upon the idea of facilitating media literacy through thought-provoking documentaries. DOXA selects programming for high school students and youth to foster an appreciation for cinema while giving young audiences an opportunity to engage in open dialogue on a broad range of social issues. In the past, our Rated Y screenings have addressed issues such as truth and reconcilition, climate change, race and gender relations, global politics, and youth activism. Guest speakers - including filmmakers, educators, artists, and community activists - are in attendance to facilitate and engage in meaningful dialogue with the students post-screenings. 

SCHOOL BOOKINGS: Would you like your students to take part in a thought-provoking film screening and discussion during DOXA 2020? Sign up here to stay in the loop as we finalize this year's programming! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Milena Salazar at milena@doxafestival.ca or 604.646.3200 ext. 105.

Nathalie Berger and Leo David Hyde
New Zealand
2019
70 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Call Me Intern calls attention to unpaid labour and new generation of activists who are organizing against, and even suing, some of their former employers.

Phyllis Ellis
Canada
2019
90 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meet Mymy, a young medical student who measures her body’s chemical burden from over 27 different cosmetic products. With exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, and whistle-blowers, Toxic Beauty critically examines the global cosmetic industry.

Paul Émile D’Entremont
Canada
2019
80 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 8:00pm

In both amateur and professional sports, being gay remains taboo. Standing on the Line looks at the experiences of LGBTQ+ athletes in Canada who set out to overcome prejudice.

Tasha Hubbard
Canada
2019
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.

Larry Weinstein
Canada
2019
92 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:30pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

Propaganda has been harnessed as a powerful weapon to shape worldviews through compelling images and narratives. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, director Larry Weinstein asks the question: How do we know what we know?