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Indigenous Short Films on December 5, 2019

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The final ACT Year-Round of 2019 will showcase six Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute. Each of the six short films has screened at the Sundance Film Festival and each is directed by an Indigenous filmmaker. The films celebrate and explore cultural expression and self-representation. CSU’s Native American Cultural Center and Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor […]

Review: ACT Shorts sheds light on cross cultural connections

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On October 24, 2019, ACT Human Rights Film Festival partnered with the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and CSU’s Africa Center to present the biannual event ACT Shorts in the Museum. This edition was themed Migration, Movement, (Im)Mobility and featured two South African short films paired with several works of art in the permanent collection […]

#Female Pleasure Screening for CSU Students

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We want to hear student’s thoughts and voices. Volunteer to help evaluate a film that ACT is considering programming. Join ACT on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in Behavioral Sciences A 101 to see the film and to learn more about how ACT selects the films it programs. Plus, you will have a chance […]

Island of the Hungry Ghosts screens October 10, 2019

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“Gabrielle Brady’s powerful portrait of the lives of asylum seekers warehoused on Christmas Island is fierce and compassionate” – The Guardian  ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric will present an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts.   This next installment of the ACT Year-Round series is set on Christmas […]

Where can I watch the films ACT screens?

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One of the most common questions ACT’s staff is asked is where and how people can access the films that ACT screens? Whether you want a loved one to see a film that moved you or you had a schedule conflict that prevented attending, it can be difficult (or take a long time) to gain […]

Calling all CSU Liberal Arts Students. Intern with ACT.

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival is seeking two enthusiastic, organized undergraduates to intern with us during the 2019-2020 school year. Interns will have leadership positions during the 2020 festival in April and will earn credit learning about event management, film, and marketing. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn college credits and gain tangible career […]

We Are the Radical Monarchs at The Lyric on August 22, 2019

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  “The simple act of creating a space that centers on black and brown girls is radical.” – Remezcla ACT Year-Round and The Lyric are kicking off back to school with the award-winning documentary We Are the Radical Monarchs. Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of […]

Fort Fund to Support ACT Human Rights Film Festival in 2020

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival received generous support from City of Fort Collins’ Cultural Development & Programming and Tourism Accounts (Fort Fund) to underwrite ACT’s cultural programming endeavors over the next year. This award denotes the fourth consecutive year Fort Fund has helped underwrite the annual film festival produced at Colorado State University. Inaugurated in […]

4th annual ACT festival in review

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The 4th annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival proved that ACT is more than a sum of parts – more than films, talkbacks, receptions, and socializing. ACT is a one-of-a-kind community made up of cinephiles, filmmakers, students, advocates, and artists. And ACT would not be possible without our engaged and fearless audiences.   Film is […]

The Silence of Others at the Lyric on June 6, 2019

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric are teaming up to present an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, The Silence of Others on June 6, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco (1939-1975), as they organize a groundbreaking international […]