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Four evenings of documentary film, April 1 to 4, 2011

Four Evenings of Documentary Film featuring cultural heroes who have empowered, encouraged and inspired significant social and cultural change with courage and creativity.  Four of the most popular documentaries screened at DOXA 2010, Vancouver’s Annual Documentary Film Festival.


Friday, April 1
OPENING RECEPTION and SPECIAL GUESTS from DOXA, Dorothy Woodend (Festival Programmer) and Kris Anderson (Founder and former Festival Director) followed by…
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Award winning, hilarious look at New Zealand’s famously funny and talented musicians and comedians, the lesbian, activist, yodeling identical twins, Lynda and Jools Topp. details

Saturday April 2
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Greenpeace with Special Guest, Stephanie Goodwin, BC Director of Greenpeace
The Rainbow Warriors of Waiheke Island
An inside look at the early activism of Greenpeace with present day interviews and archival footage of crew members from the anti-whaling boat the Rainbow Warrior - a powerful film about one of the most notorious and effective environmental movements of our time. details

Sunday April 3
Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life
The biography of Oscar winner, political activist, and musician Buffy Sainte- Marie follows her from her birth on a Saskatchewan reserve through to her musical rise and her activism on behalf of North American aboriginal people. Her lust for life, eternal optimism and unique talent shine through.

Monday April 4
Six Miles Deep
Special Guest: Barbara Higgins, Sechelt First Nations Elder
A beautiful portrait of some truly inspirational and compelling women - the clan mothers of the matriarchal Haudenosaunee Nation.


All events at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, North Road & Gibsons Way
Doors at 7pm, screenings at 7:30pm
Opening Night Reception 630 to 730 pm


Opening Night, $15
Saturday,Sunday $10
Monday - regular Monday film price
($5 members, $8 non-members)
Advance 4-Film Package $35, members: $30
4-Film Package @the door $40
Passes for Four Docs are available at MELOmania (Roberts Creek), Gaia's Fair Trade (Gibsons Landing), and Coast Copy (Sechelt).