Greetings From Our Funders

Dr. Sae-Hoon Stan Chung

Dr. Sae-Hoon Stan Chung

On behalf of the BC Arts Council, a long-time supporter of DOXA, welcome to the 21st annual festival!

Ever adaptive and responsive, this year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival is a hybrid, offering both in-person and online festival experiences. For over 20 years DOXA has been committed to cultivating curiosity and critical thought, both especially important in our world today. The films, conversations with filmmakers and additional programming will provide insights into new viewpoints and communities.

I hope you enjoy this year's diverse and thought-provoking films.

Dr. Sae-Hoon Stan Chung
Chair, BC Arts Council

Simon Brault

Simon Brault

Artists and their collaborators have played a vital role from the beginning of the pandemic: their creations offer hope, help maintain connections, and point to a brighter future.

As we move forward, we need the arts more than ever—to inspire us and bring us together as we envision a better world for all. Strong support for a resilient, inclusive, and accessible arts sector benefits society in all its diversity.

The Canada Council for the Arts is a proud supporter of DOXA Documentary Film Festival and its contributions to our shared work to bring the arts to life.

Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.
Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

Welcome to the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival!

Documentary has the power to expand our horizons and help us better understand the lived experiences of the people in our communities and around the world. As Canadians continue to help each other through the pandemic, art and film allow us to connect with each other. I am delighted that this festival will once again bring film lovers back to together to enjoy some outstanding features and short films.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to thank everyone at DOXA who helped bring this year's event to life under challenging circumstances. I hope everyone taking part in the festival, in person or at home, enjoys discovering these films and celebrating voices and stories from Canada and around the world!

Enjoy the films!

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

Bob D'Eith

Bob D'Eith

On behalf of Premier John Horgan, Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and the Government of British Columbia, I welcome you to the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival features public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. This event serves as a catalyst for discussion and critical thinking to inspire change and increase awareness around cultural identity, gender roles as well as other social and political matters from around the world.

Our government is proud to once again support DOXA 2022 through Creative BC, the BC Arts Council and the BC Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy for festival organizers and filmmakers. Our government responded with the launch of the $2 million Domestic Motion Picture Fund in the fall of 2020 to help offset the financial impacts of the pandemic and keep BC productions thriving.

Thank you to the organizers for their dedication and congratulations to those whose work is being featured throughout the festival. It's great to see DOXA go forward this year with a hybrid of online and in-person screenings. I applaud your perseverance, commitment and all your hard work in putting this festival together. All the best for a successful event.

To all the participants and audience members, I hope you enjoy the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Bob D'Eith
Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film

Christa Dickenson

Christa Dickenson

A celebration of artistry in film, festivals provide an important venue to showcase Canadian creativity across the country and beyond. That is why we are proud to support DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

The past year more than ever, Canada has shown the many innovative and resourceful ways in which we make our audiovisual sector thrive. We have given the world many reasons to take notice of Canada and why we continue to be a Partner of Choice!

Our mission to foster and elevate authentic storytelling from Canadians of all backgrounds, especially those of underrepresented communities, is more pressing than ever before. At Telefilm, our priority to create a more representative screen-based industry continues as our efforts across all our initiatives, including our funding programs, increase.

Stronger together, I want to thank and congratulate the DOXA Documentary Film Festival for continuing its work of uplifting a diversity of voices through films and celebrating the brilliance of Canadian content at home and around the world.

As always, continue to watch Canadian films wherever they are available and tell others to do the same!

Christa Dickenson
Executive Director, Telefilm Canada