The 27th annual DOXA
Vancouver’s documentary festival presents more than 40 new and recent features.
THE PAIN OF OTHERS
Spotlights this year include strands on Quietude, including selections like Penny Lane’s THE PAIN OF OTHERS
, about sufferers of the contested Morgellons disease, and Joële Walinga’s GOD STRAIGHTENS LEGS
, the filmmaker’s portrait of her mother as the latter waits for God to cure her of breast cancer; and Press Play, on music, including the world premiere of Amar Chebib’s WAJD: SONGS OF SEPARATION
, a portrait of three Syrian refugees, musicians starting life anew.
LATEST NEWS FROM THE COSMOS
Other special sections include Justice Forum, which offers Simon Plouffe’s THOSE WHO COME, WILL HEAR
, an exploration of threatened indigenous languages, and Andres Ibañez and Alejandro Diaz’s A SIX DOLLAR CUP OF COFFEE
, a look at the global coffee industry; and French French, which presents Julie Bertuccelli’s LATEST NEWS FROM THE COSMOS
, a portrait of a severely autistic woman who found her singular voice as an writer.
CO-CREATORS: THE RAT QUEENS STORY
Additional programming includes the world premieres of Lonnie Nadler’s CO-CREATORS: THE RAT QUEENS STORY
, which follows the writer of a cult hit comic book as he copes with controversy, and Georg Koszulinski’s WHITE RAVENS: A LEGACY OF RESISTANCE
, a portrait of the Haida of the remote islands of Haida Gwaii. Also screening are Toia Bonino’s ORIONE
, about Argentine violence through the story of a woman’s slain son; and Mary Jirmanus Saba’s A FEELING GREATER THAN LOVE
, a look back at long-forgotten instances of popular resistance in pre-civil war Lebanon.