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.

Native American Heritage Month film + Q&A

Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Native American Heritage Month is held during November, and is nationally-recognized as a month to celebrate Native Americans; past, present, and future.

On November 10 and 11, join CSU’s Native American Cultural Center, RamEvents, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and ACT Human Rights Film Festival for the documentary film screening Home From School: The Children of Carlisle followed by a moderated panel.

Panelists include film subject Jordan Dresser, Tribal Chairman and Associate Producer; film subject Yufna Solider Wolf, former Director of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office; and director Geoff O’Gara. Free and open to the community.

About the film:

“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man” was the guiding principle of the U.S. government run Indian boarding school system starting in the late 19th Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions and culture. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred, culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many students never returned home, having died at the schools. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow.

 

Event details:

November 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at CSU in Behavioral Sciences A101. Film screening and post-film Q&A with film subjects Jordan Dresser and Yufna Soldier Wolf and director Geoff O’Gara. Parking. Covid-19 policy. Free and open to all. Please remember to bring and wear your mask.

November 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at The Lyric. Film screening and post-film Q&A with film subjects Jordan Dresser and Yufna Soldier Wolf and director Geoff O’Gara. Covid-19 policy. Free and open to all. Please remember to bring and wear your mask.

Both nights are free and open to the public. For questions, email info@actfilmfest.org

Home From School – Official Trailer from Caldera Productions on Vimeo.

For more Native American History Month events and celebrations, please visit CSU’s Native American Cultural Center website.

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