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DOXA Festival

DOXA Highlights


In contrast to the number of films at DOXA about the rapid changes happening in China, Lao Zha’s film examines rural life in Haiyuan County, in Ningxia Province.

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

"Hitchcock meets Darwin" in this dark murder mystery set on the Galapagos Islands. In 1929, Friedrich and Dore set up a homestead there and recount their adventures to their relatives back home in letters. The press gets wind of their story, and before long, other folk arrive, eager to partake of this utopian existence, including a baroness and her two male lovers. By the end of the story three people are dead and two others mysteriously missing.

Plot for Peace

Into the annals of "You simply cannot make this stuff up!" comes one Jean-Yves Ollivier, an Algerian-born French businessman, who helped to engineer the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, while also forestalling a bloody civil war. Some truly chin-dropping interviews are included with former President Thabo Mbeki, Winnie Mandela, Chester Crocker (former-Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs), as well as Ollivier, himself.

Charlie Victor Romeo

This film, adapted from a 1999 stage play, is based on the official transcripts from the cockpit recordings of six different flights. The dialogue is rendered verbatim. When routine changes into life and death struggle, sometimes it happens very quickly. In other sequences, the waiting for that inevitable terrible moment stretches out like a wire in the brain.

The Case Against 8

When the same-sex marriage law was struck down by Proposition 8, men and women who had been wed in the State of California suddenly found their status rendered null and void. They didn’t just get angry, they got busy, mobilizing a legal dream team that pulled from both the right and the left political parties, namely conservative Ted Olson and his liberal counterpart, David Boies, who had previously been on opposite sides of the Bush v. Gore case.

Vancouver, BC – The 2014 DOXA Documentary Film Festival ventures deep into the unknown, to seek out new forms of nonfiction, to discover glorious new forms of cinema, caught on the wing, and documented in the wild. From mountain gorillas to cartoon ponies and the men who love them, wild boars, roller derby grrrls, young agrarians and stick insects, all captured in their natural habitat. With more than 90 films, and 78 screenings, DOXA 2014 proves that documentary knows no bounds, as we boldly go where no one has gone before!

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