Published Apr 07, 2017Vancouver's DOXA Documentary Film Festival is set to return to the city for its 16th edition this May, and organizers have detailed the programming for this year's event.
Running from May 4 to 14 in various venues around the city, the festival will open with Marie Clements's documentary musical The Road Forward, celebrating First Nations history and people who have retained their identity and power through art, activism and community.
The festival will later close with a screening of Julian Rosefeldt's MANIFESTO, starring Cate Blanchett reading a selection of recognizable cultural and social manifestos in the guise of 13 different characters.
DOXA is also set to screen Olivier Babinet's teenage-centrix Swagger and Jacob Smith's Waking the Sleeping Giant, following an intersectional coalition of activists, politicians and ordinary folk fighting for America's democracy. The festival will also screen Charles Wilkinson's Vancouver: No Fixed Address on the eve of British Columbia's provincial election.
Special programs for this year's edition of DOXA include a selection of films that resist, rage on and fight for real change with "Troublemakers," a retrospective of Chris Marker's work with the third edition of "French French," and a selection of "incendiary new political films" selected by guest curator David Beers for "Trumped! Now What?"
Full ticketing information for the festival can be found through DOXA's official website.