DOXA Announces Line-Up, ‘The Road Forward’ to Open Fest

Marie Clements (centre) opens DOXA with The Road Forward
Rosamond Norbury, courtesy of the NFB

By Pat Mullen

DOXA Documentary Film Festival has announced its line-up! The Vancouver festival is set to open with the BC premiere of Marie Clements’ The Road Forward. The film is a unique doc-musical that blends art and activism as an Indigenous chorus finds power through song. The Road Forward is one of three new NFB films hitting DOXA along with Julia Ivanova’s Limit is the Sky and Santiago Bertolino’s Freelancer on the Front Lines. (Read more about The Road Forward in the upcoming Summer Issue of POV!)

BC eco-doc staple Charles Wilkinson returns to DOXA with Vancouver: No Fixed Address, which will screen as a town hall on the eve of the provincial election. Other new Canadian films coming to DOXA include Ali Weinstein’s Mermaids, Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana’s RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Carmen Pollard’s For Dear Life, Bart Simpson’s Brasilia: Life After Design, François Jacob’s A Moon of Nickel and Ice, and Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko’s Let There Be Light, among others.

On the international front, DOXA screens the breathtakingly beautiful Drokpa, the compelling Complicit and the intimate Swagger. The fest closes with the Cate Blanchett Dogme showpiece Manifesto and includes a retrospective of the work of the legendary filmmaker Chris Marker.

DOXA runs May 4-14.
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