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Connecting at the intersection of culture, art, and social justice

Colorado State University’s ACT Human Rights Film Festival brings the best and most recent human rights cinema to northern Colorado.
Through the shared experience of film and conversation, ACT cultivates empathy and new perspectives.

Ty Smith shakes Scott Momaday's hand
Driving with Selvi film subject talks on stage during ACT screening
Closing nights guest Stevie Salas discusses his film Rumble on closing night of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival

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Addiction & Recovery Film Screening June 10, 2022: DOPE IS DEATH

Join us at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for a free screening of the documentary Dope is Death and stay for a conversation following the film. “With blight ravaging New York City in the 1970s, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change in their communities. Through the […]

That's a wrap

The 7th ACT Human Rights Film Festival’s took place March 31 – April 10 in Fort Collins and online. After two years of fully virtual festivals, ACT returned to theatres to screen unforgettable films. Opening night took place in the Lory Student Center Theatre and the remaining 12 film blocks screened off campus at The […]

Local artist, drag performer showcases ‘From Shame to Pride’ at ACT

The full story originally appeared and can be found in Source. As a boy growing up in Brazil in the 1990s, queer artist Kris Barz Mendonça struggled to find his way in a culture that required boys and men to eschew anything even remotely “feminine.”  That meant no dolls, no dresses and no dancing.  “I […]

7th ACT Human Rights Film Festival

After two years of fully virtual festivals, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival returns to the Lory Student Center and The Lyric for four full days of film, music, meditation and conversations. The seventh ACT Human Rights Film Festival takes place March 31 – April 3, 2022 in Fort Collins and concludes with a virtual encore online April […]

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