DOC BC Presents: Spotlight on Local Documentary Filmmakers at VIWIFF


DOC BC Presents: Spotlight on Local Documentary Filmmakers at VIWIFF

 

Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

InFocus Film School (306 Abbott Street, Vancouver)

Admission is free. Cash bar.

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In the lead up to the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (March 8-12), DOC BC is thrilled to host a panel discussion on March 6, 2017 to shine a light on local documentary filmmakers screening their films at the festival. Please join us for a night of discussion and networking!

Special guests

Brishkay Ahmed

Director, Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal

After a “shameful” video surfaces of four young girls singing and clapping in a remote village in the Kohistan region of Pakistan, they disappear. A young man goes into hiding after accusing the local tribal councillor of ordering their killings. The film acts as a virtual trial, bringing together evidence which unveils a sharp conflict between constitutional and tribal justice. The telling of this story not only highlights the impunity with which criminals hide behind traditions, but itself becomes an important step towards resolving the conflict in favour of the rights and freedoms of women and youth. VIWIFF Screening: March 8, 2017. Buy tickets for the screening here!


Sandra Ignagni

Director, Ranger

This stunning documentary invites us to explore the unique landscapes, seascapes and auditory environments of the voyage of the M.V Northern Ranger. With glimpses of rarely seen communities, Ranger paints a lyrical portrait of land and people as passengers and crew unite on a long journey home along the Labrador coast. VIWIFF Screening: March 12, 2017. Buy tickets for the screening here!


Jessica Hallenbeck

Director, Being Strong

Being Strong features  Lillian Howard, Rosemary Georgeson, Sallee Whitewing, and Kelsey Sparrow. This short builds on compelling interviews to explore what it means to be strong Indigenous women. VIWIFF Screening: March 8, 2017. Buy tickets for the screening here!


Arwen Hunter

Director, For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music is an intimate look at the celebrated Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the legendary Norman Nelson. It is a touching exploration of the lifelong commitment of musicians to their craft, and the community that forms. VIWIFF Screening: March 10, 2017. Buy tickets for the screening here!

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