Memory and Archives
The affective and political potential of archival material is the focal point of this Spotlight program. If our memories are unreliable and the archive can be questioned, where does that leave us? The films in this program contend with personal, historical and mythic memory in order to reach deeper understanding.
For 12 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 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.
Rated Y For Youth
Rated Y for Youth is back for its 13th edition! Rated Y for Youth was founded with the intention of facilitating media literacy through thought-provoking documentaries.
GRAND-MÈRE. GRANDMOTHER. BABUSHKA.
Chosen by guest curator Laurence Reymond, these films take the universality of the Grandmother Figure and examine her many cinematic representations. "Older women have it all: a wealth of experiences, and the power to bring those experiences to life now. Their stories, memories, histories and fantasies connect past and present."
"In the house of documentary are many mansions." After two virtual editions, FRENCH FRENCH 7 returns to a live format this year, with an original attempt to showcase and confront two genuine French auteurs who have each developed a consistent oeuvre of remarkable documentary films over the past 25 years.
Landscapes of Resistance
Matters of the land are matters of the bone. Landscapes of Resistance presents a collection of films rooted in stewardship and grounded in political freedom. The films in this Spotlight are searing reminders of the ongoing effects of colonialism, systemic oppression and environmental destruction in BC, across Turtle Island and around the world.