KDocs reeled in record crowds at second-annual festival

Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Vancouver, B.C. – With six films, as many panels and seven keynote speakers, KDocs reeled in around 700 guests this past weekend with its full two-day documentary lineup.

The second annual film festival, hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in partnership with the Vancouver International Film Centre, was twice as big as last year’s, and screened a series of provocative, timely and critically acclaimed documentaries.

“KDocs 2016 was a huge success. The KPU community did itself proud, and we couldn't be happier with the films, speakers, discussions and guest feedback,” said festival director Janice Morris, who is also an English instructor at KPU. “Planning for KDocs 2017 is already underway, and we are looking forward to growing and expanding not only the film festival but also our community outreach programming.”

Films about the militarization of police forces, the ongoing history of labour exploitation and the definition of “masculinity” engaged, entertained and educated audiences last Friday and Saturday at Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre. Drone, The Mask You Live In, Peace Officer, Food Chain$, Ivory Tower, and Fractured Land were each opened by fantastic local and international keynote speakers from a range of backgrounds, and followed by panel discussions that challenged issues and discussed solutions.

For information about the festival and for upcoming events, visit kdocsff.com. Photos and updates from the event are on Facebook and Twitter, both of which can be followed for KDocs updates throughout the year.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.    

Photo caption: The board behind KDocs helped make the film festival's second annual event a record-breaking success.

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