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Mercedes Grant

Child prostitution in Mumbai is the focus of BAS! Beyond the Red Light, winner of Colin Low Award at DOXA

BAS! Beyond the Red Light is the provocative and beautiful story of 13 girls rescued from the world's largest red light district in Mumbai, India.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival premiers A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish

Director Barbara Ettinger's fascinating tale of a man on a mission to expose the dire but little known environmental impact of high levels of carbon dioxide in the oceans.

Non-profit documentary film school reels in students

Write. Shoot. Edit Documentary. Pull Focus, a non profit film school that partners aspiring filmmakers with non-profit organizations, invites prospective students and documentary film buffs to come...

Crude Sacrifice

An urgent film about the cost of Canada's oil production to the environment and human health plays at The DOXA Festival. Sold out at the DOXA presentation, Crude Sacrifice will be showing again Sunday

At DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2010, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Mercedes Grant will be covering a few of the DOXA documentary film festival selections this year, including The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, a film by Director Leane Pooley. Stay tuned for further

Dakota Group Sample Sale Gave Vancouver a Taste of Canada High Fashion and Bargain Basement Chic

Legions of eager fashionistas were about to descend upon a non-descript warehouse in the back alley of West 6th Avenue for a potentially thrilling sample sale, today, and I would be among them....

Best Falafel: An Affordable Vancouver Restaurant Surviving the Recession With Economy and Taste

In a city where high-end, established restaurants are closing their doors faster than you can say fois gras, there is something to be said for long-standing, economical eateries that have managed to s


When playwright, author and musician Jonathan Larson passed away of a mysterious, misdiagnosed condition on the eve before the debut of his provocative musical, Rent, in 1996, the world lost a...

Revel Room

Are you in the mood to get down with your bad self? How about starting the night off right with a jaunt down to 238 Abbott Street, where The Revel Room will play host to your party mood with live...

Jonker Street

Being entirely unfamiliar with Malaysian cuisine despite a viewing of Chef and writer Anthony Bourdain’s inspiring journey to this diverse and exotic land, I recently found myself at Jonker Street,...