A note from DOXA Board Member, Catherine Clement
One of the benefits of Modo’s Community Partnerships is meeting the people behind the organization. These teams work tirelessly to bring interesting and engaging cultural programming to Vancouver, making our city a more vibrant place to live.
Recently, we spoke with Catherine Clement who is currently serving on DOXA Documentary Film Festival’s board of directors. We asked if she would share with our members why she devotes her time and energy to this cultural event.
“There are so many amazing, true stories in the world that never get covered by mainstream media. DOXA helps us to hear about stories that would otherwise go untold, and gives audiences an opportunity to understand history, issues and debates in a way that is enlightening and transforming.
I’ve already bought tickets to Massacred for Gold, a story about how more than 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred in 1887 at Hells Canyon on the border between Oregon and Idaho. The crime itself was barely investigated, and the killers went unpunished. The film pieces together evidence in the case in an effort to correct our historical memory, if not the brutal injustice that was perpetrated.
DOXA Board of Directors