DOXA Documentary Film Festival announces special presentations from 2021's online program

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      The 2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, which streams online from May 6 to 16, has announced four films from this year's program.

      The featured documentaries include directors Paul Sng and Celeste Bell's Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, which chronicles the life of Anglo-Somali punk-rocker Poly Styrene, the influential frontwoman for 1970s British band X-Ray Spex

      Other highights of the festival are director Shannon Walsh’s The Gig is Up, which takes a close look at gig labour; Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers' Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, about the substance-use and overdose epidemic on Kainai First Nation in Alberta; and Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams's Someone Like Me, about a Vancouver non-profit that connects LGBTQ+ asylum claimants with sponsors.

      The Gig Is Up uncovers the real costs of the platform economy.

      All four of DOXA's special-presentation films will include a live streaming Q+A.

      The festival’s full 2021 program will be announced April 14, but you can visit the festival website here.