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Vancouver: Unaffordable

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The issue that just won't go away - the housing crisis - addressed in new film at DOXA

There is no topic that has been more of a cause célèbre over the past 7 years in Vancouver than housing. For the most part, it’s agreed that the situation sucks. It is becoming absolutely unaffordable to live in the city, and this unaffordability is pushing the very lifeline of any vibrant city – it’s creative people and organizations – out to neighbouring cities, or even further.

Charles Wilkinson’s new film, Vancouver: No Fixed Address, tackles the subject from a multiplicity of perspectives, and had it’s premiere screening at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

No surprise, there was a big turnout for the screening at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema.

No Fixed Address in Doxa at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Vancouver BC 2017. Photo by Rennie Brown for VANDOCUMENT

A full house for the Vancouver premiere of Vancouver: No fixed address, at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema.

A panel discussion following the screening included director Charles Wilkinson and members of the cast.

No Fixed Address in Doxa at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Vancouver BC 2017. Photo by Rennie Brown for VANDOCUMENT

A panel discussion following the screening was moderated by Jackie Wong (left) and included director Charles Wilkinson (centre) and members of the cast.

No Fixed Address in Doxa at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Vancouver BC 2017. Photo by Rennie Brown for VANDOCUMENT

Director Charles Wilkinson and investigator reporter Sandy Garossino acknowledge the cast and crew.

The film was preceded by a screening of the short, Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski.

For more about both films & the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, on until May 14th: doxafestival.ca/film/vancouver-no-fixed-address

(editor’s note: we just found out that starting May 19th 2017, Vancouver: No Fixed Address will have a series of screenings at Vancity Theatre! More info here.)

Photos from opening night by Rennie Brown.

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