DOXA 2012: Coast Modern Review

Modern architecture, like modern art, has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Though I can appreciate the clean lines and minimalist, uncluttered spaces, they’ve also never been spaces I’ve wanted to live in but on a tour through West Vancouver a few years ago, I had a realization that “modern” architecture, as applied to Vancouver, means something much...

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DOXA 2012: Hard Light Review

Change is constant and many of the technological advances of the last century have significantly changed our way of life but there’s a feeling, especially as our parents and grandparents get older, that we are the last remaining connection to a world and a way of life that will soon be relegated to pages of books and scenes from photos and videos. Soon no one...

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DOXA 2012: Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan Review

There’s a great scene early on in Brishkay Ahmed’s feature documentary debut Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan where Ahmed speaks with a couple of guys on a Vancouver street. She asks them what they think of the Burqa and their responses are surprising, both saying that the practice of the burqa is unnecessary. Things get stranger when Brishkay travels...

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Looking ahead to DOXA 2012

As HotDocs takes over Toronto for a few days, Vancouver’s very own documentary film festival DOXA will open its doors to nearly two weeks of fantastic documentaries starting May 4th. The festival always presents a great assortment of titles and this year’s event, which will screen films throughout the city, has on offer a variety of titles appealing to a...

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