(This story is sponsored by KDocsFF.)
If you’ve unfortunately tapped out the Documentaries category on your Netflix account, look no further than the KDocs Film Festival.
One of Metro Vancouver’s outstanding social justice film festivals takes over the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from February 20 to 23.
This event provides docu-fans with multiple opportunities to view thought-provoking films, interact with keynote speakers, panelists, and filmmakers, while socializing with exhibitors and other attendees.
This year’s theme is enough to spark a philosophical discussion—Truth in a Post-truth World.
Documentaries soon to be played on the big screen tackle controversial topics like climate change, sexual abuse, prison justice, homophobia, gendered violence, citizen journalism, and the housing crisis—to name a few.
Beyond Climate, narrated by scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki addresses the practices that contribute to global warming and how Canada’s economy and environment are being impacted.
Suzuki will also be the special guest and keynote speaker at the festival’s opening night.
The trial of a Catholic priest alleged of sexually abusing a young boy 50 years ago can be witnessed in the film Prey.
Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-truth World follows a group of online researchers working tirelessly to expose the truth behind international news stories now that governments are becoming less reliable.
To help filmgoers fully comprehend social justice issues, keynote speakers, panelists, and exhibitors will share insight and opinions. The inclusive and safe space for dialogue between the community and experts is what sets KDocsFF apart from some other film festivals.
Special guests and speakers attending the screenings and discussions include Suzuki, Canadian senator Kim Pate, author Richard McKay, scientists Bruce Lanphear and Elizabeth Simpson, journalist Christiaan Triebert, media critic Jeff Cohen, and several whistleblowers. Additional exhibitors will also be available to meet with guests eager to gain a better understanding of the issues at hand.
The festival was originally founded by an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, committed to sparking change in the community. This is achieved through honest dialogue surrounding the insistent social justice issues highlighted in the films.
Tickets can be purchased to each individual film screening for $7.
Tickets to the opening and closing night events (each a double feature and reception) are available for $20 each. Passes to all 12 films, including opening and closing night receptions, can be purchased for $45.
To get your ticket to KDocsFF 2020, click here.
For more information on the film lineup and special guests, visit www.kdocsff.com/.