Documentary Film Festival Coming to Vancouver: DOXA, May 4-13

Yemen. 2011.  A struggling Yemeni tour guide is trying to keep his travel agency and hotel afloat while revolution breaks out all around him.  When gunfire and rocket attacks cut one tour short, he returns home to the capital only to find pro- and anti-government forces facing off in the streets.  Will he join the revolution or go about business as usual?

This is the central dilemma in The Reluctant Revolutionary one of more than 100 documentaries from around the globe being screened at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, May 4 – May 13 at venues around Vancouver.   Themes range from the Arab Spring and dissidence in China to sex workers, psychedelic drugs and grizzly bears.   For documentary fans, it’s a unique chance to see award-winning works from Canada and abroad, world premieres and groundbreaking interactive productions.

DOXA (which is a philosophical term meaning a belief tested by debate) kicks off on May 4 with a special interactive documentary called Bear 71Continue reading:
Documentary Film Festival Coming to Vancouver: DOXA, May 4-13