ACT Year-Round

Join the ACT Human Rights Film Festival for special screenings of must-see films that won’t come to Fort Collins anytime soon, if ever! Most screenings include talk back sessions with local experts and special guests and recognize the work of local nonprofits and organizations. ACT Year-Round is presented in partnership with The Lyric.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not film subject Emilio reading a book
Forget Me Not film subject Emilio reading a book

Olivier Bernier, United States, 2021, English, 102 minutes

As 3-year-old Emilio is ready to start school, his family finds itself cornered in the United States’ most discriminatory education system – New York City public schools. Fighting for their right to an inclusive education, they investigate personal and inspiring stories that expose injustices against children with disabilities, a reality for more than 93 million children worldwide and nearly half of them are not in school. Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts by having diversity in the classroom.

September 23, 2021

In-person at The Lyric at 6:00 PM. Tickets $10 g/a, $8 student/senior | Virtual: At-Home – 24-hour streaming access (on 9/23/21) $10. Tickets are not interchangeable.

Robert’s Village

Robert Serunjogi standing in a cooridor
Robert Serunjogi in Uganda

Brian Buss, United States, 33 minutes, English, 2021, World Premiere.

Robert Serunjogi lost most of his family members during the brutal slayings of Uganda’s Idi Amin administration. After fleeing his home country, Robert started working as a janitor at Colorado State University (CSU). While working on campus, Robert met CSU student Laura Schreck and struck up a conversation. This chance meeting led to the pair working together and raising $90,000 to build a school for the displaced children in Robert’s hometown of Buweyeo. In 2019, Robert and Laura visited the school and witnessed the village in a period of rebuilding after civil war.

In-person Q&A with director Brian Buss and film subjects Robert Serunjogi, Laura Schreck, Scott Schreck, Chris Schreck, Patrick Lindsell, Brian Jones, and Sheila Ferguson.

October 14, 2021 | 7:00 PM | CSU’s Behavioral Sciences Building A 131 | Free Admission with Registration | Covid-19 Policies | Parking

The film will also screen virtually for 24-hours for anyone who cannot make it to campus.

Note: most parking at CSU is free after 4:00 PM. Behavioral Sciences is located at Center Avenue Mall and Pitkin.

Click here for a list of previous ACT Year-Round programs.