Belleville Downtown DocFest is a community oriented documentary film festival featuring outstanding films that celebrate life and human dignity around the world and right here at home.
DocFest’s mandate is to promote awareness of what is happening in the world through the screening of documentary films that wouldn’t otherwise come to this community, to promote awareness of global and local issues with social, cultural, economic and environmental consequences, to educate audiences and ultimately to be a catalyst for civic participation and action-taking resulting in positive change.
DocFest provides an opportunity for community involvement for audience members, local filmmakers, not-for-profit agencies and organizations, volunteers and students.
The life of legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs, who battled to save historic New York City neighbourhoods from the redevelopment plans of the ruthless ‘master builder’ Robert Moses in the 1960s. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.
St Lawrence Valley Society of Architects, Jane’s Walk Belleville