Free Film Series presented by DOXA and PuSh Festival

Free Film Series presented by DOXA and PuSh Festival

DOXA's own director of programming, Dorothy Woodend, has curated a series of documentaries to complement the themes and ideas present at this year's PuSh Festival.  Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. These FREE screenings take place on January 18, 25 and February 1st. Mark your calendars!

All screenings will take place at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. More information here.





January 18th, 2017 | 5:30pm 


Whether it’s tear gas in your eyes or genuine tears, sometimes you just gotta dance it out! This collection of short films celebrates the cathartic power of the most fundamental of human art forms, from a girl learning a traditional Norwegian folk dance to students remembering the founder of Cuba’s modern dance school. The language of movement can transcend time, unite people across cultures, and sometimes even spark a revolution in the streets.

Films include: 

  • Dancing For You (25 mins), directed by Erlend E. Mo (Norway) 
  • Time Dead Time Alive (36 mins), directed by Guston Sondin-Kung (Denmark) 
  • One Million Steps (20 mins), directed by Eva Stotz (Germany)

January 25th, 2017 | 5:30pm


directed by Christian Sønderby Jespen (Denmark) 

When comedian Jacob Nossell sets out to write a play on disability, he spares no one, least of all himself, from the most difficult questions. Jacob has cerebral palsy, and has struggled his entire life with how people perceive him. The project starts with asking unsuspecting people if they’re normal. But what exactly does “normal” mean? As Jacob brings his play to completion, he must contend not only with his need for acceptance, but his desire for wild applause and rapturous acclaim.

February 1st, 2017 | 5:30pm 


directed by Lisa Nicol (Australia)  

In small towns dotted across New South Wales, classical music doesn’t have much of a place. Michelle Leonard is determined to change that. Every year, she drives across the outback to audition singers for the Moorambilla Voices Choir. This deeply affectionate, and often funny, film follows a group of choir finalists including Aboriginal kids Taylah and Khynan. More than an ode to musical education, this film demonstrates music’s ability to foster empathy and break down cultural differences.