Justice Forum

For 13 years, 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 film is paired with a live or pre-recorded conversation between speakers relevant to its issue, including filmmakers, experts in the field, academics and/or community activists. 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.


Films in this program:

How to Save a Dead Friend
Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Sweden/Norway/France/Germany, 2022, 103 mins

Marusya is a teenager in post-Soviet Russia, lacking a way forward—until she meets her soulmate, Kimi. But as they mature, Marusya and Kimi's paths diverge and the couple separates as the totalitarian state closes in around them. Filmed over 12 years, How to Save a Dead Friend depicts a lost generation growing up without a clear vision for the future, but embracing love, irreverence and joy all the same.

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Karl Malakunas, Philippines, 2022, 94 mins

The island of Palawan contains one of the oldest and most biodiverse rainforests in the world. Delikado follows three land defenders—Bobby, Tata, and Nieves—as they fight to save their homeland from the violence of capitalism. In his directorial debut, Karl Malakunas showcases a timely story set in one of the most dangerous places to be a land defender. Ang Lupa ay Buhay! Land is Life!

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Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso, Navajo Nation, 2022, 75 mins

At age 19, Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso began making a film about her home, Dinétah, and the Navajo Nation's struggle against resource colonization at the hands of the mining, oil and gas industries. Along the way, she discovered that her people were not alone: Indigenous resistance movements across the globe are combating the destructiveness of resource extraction and the environmental racism being perpetrated by multinational corporations. Both sweeping in scope and deeply personal, Powerlands offers a vision of hope in the face of corporate power.

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Twice Colonized
Lin Alluna, Canada/Denmark/Greenland, 2023, 92 mins

Inuit lawyer Aaju Peter is determined to bring Indigenous voices to the European Union through the creation of a permanent Indigenous Peoples' forum. Filmed over seven years, Twice Colonized documents Aaju in different stages of reckoning, as she ultimately attempts to understand how to change the world by decolonizing one's mind.

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Kokomo City
D. Smith, USA, 2023, 73 mins

Sharing reflections on desire, taboo, identification in labour and gender's many meanings, four Black transgender women working as sex workers offer a cutting analysis of Black culture and society at large from a vantage point that is vibrating with energy, sex, provocation and hard-earned wisdom.

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