By Whitney Sharp

Calling all film fanatics, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) own documentary film festival, KDocs, is back, offering a diverse selection of cinema during the fourday festival.

Running from February 16-19 at the Vancouver International Film Centre/Vancity Theatre, this year’s festival includes 12 documentary films ranging on topics from Aboriginal rights, to the impact of technology on young people, and everything in between.

Beginning in 2015, KDocs has strived to engage the community through documentary screenings and dialogue. Now in its third year, the film fest has seen year-over-year growth since its inception, and is doubling the number of films the festival screened last year. The lineup this year includes: Racing Extinction (USA); How to Let Go of the World and Love All Things Climate Can’t Change (USA); The Pass System (Canada); After the Last River (Canada); We Call Them Intruders (Canada); Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (USA); Do Not Resist (Germany); After Spring (USA); Migrant Dreams (Canada); Sonita (Germany); Life, Animated (Netherlands); and Wizard Mode (Canada).

Hosted in partnership with the university and the Vancouver International Film Festival, KDocs also features an open and closing night reception, Q&A sessions with various film directors, and panel discussions.

KDocs 2017 begins Thursday, February 16, 2017 with an opening gala and screening of Racing Extinction at the Vancity Theatre—1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver. Details and tickets are available at