This isn’t your average film festival. Doxa Documentary Film Festival will be featuring a colourful mix of feature films from around the world. Expect everything from raw and provocative, to inspiring and deeply cultural.
“With more than 100 films and 76 screenings (in 5 different venues), 6 world premieres and the first ever digital interactive film to open the festival, DOXA 2012 is bigger and better than ever.” Do you have your tickets yet?
The program that caught our eye is Slice of Life, a visual celebration of food and culture in 2 short films.
Slice of Life: Shorts Program
Saturday May 12 | 2:00 PM | Pacific Cinémathèque
Mistura: The Power of Food
Patricia Perez, Peru, 2011, 38 mins
As the old adage goes: “You are what you eat.” But when it comes to the wildly inventive cuisine of Peru, this chestnut takes on vivid new flavour. Patricia Perez’s joyful celebration of Peruvian food and culture, embodied in the Mistura Festival, held each September in Lima, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour, flavour, and national pride. –DW
Yuban (Live Earth)
Yaasib Alvaro Vásquez Colmenares, Mexico, 2011, 29 mins
The earth (or “Yuban”) for a Zapotecan community in Southern Mexico is meant to be tread upon lightly, for it is alive! “Yelembam is to say everything about the world and the cosmos is life,” explains one villager. Preparing for their annual carnival celebration—a dreamy blend of music, food, dance, and fireworks—the village collectively takes the time to express gratitude not for what they can take from the earth, but for everything it generously offers in return. –JM
Want to go? Here’s how to win a pair of tickets and membership for 2.
Win a pair of tickets to Doxa Documentary Film Festival
3 simple ways to enter :
- Follow us both and Tweet: Win 2 film tickets to @doxafestival from @VanFoodTour http://ow.ly/axyLA
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Each method counts as a separate entry. The winner will be drawn and announced on May 2nd. The tickets are transferable so win them for yourself or your film loving friends.
The tickets are for Slice of Life program only. To purchase tickets to other showings, please visit Doxa’s website.