Thank you for joining us!

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In 2020, ACT Human Rights Film Festival celebrated its fifth year presenting human rights films to engaged audiences. While the program’s mission remained steadfast, the COVID-19 pandemic altered both when and how the 5th festival took place. From postponement to pivoting to a virtual festival, ACT’s audience members, filmmakers, film subjects, supporters, and campus partners […]

How to fest – Virtual Edition

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How to fest! From our homes to yours, the 5th ACT Human Rights Film Festival will be entirely virtual! Enjoy a curated slate of the best human rights and social justice films safely at home. Plus, tune in for exclusive filmmaker conversations and live Q&As. Our virtual film festival is available on computers, devices, and […]

ACT Virtual Film Festival: October 1-10, 2020

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ACT’s rescheduled its 5th annual film festival for October 1-10. Join us online for 20+ films, access to filmmakers, and more. Films are available to watch from anywhere in the United States. Check out our 2020 film selections and start to plan for your virtual festival experience. More details coming soon.

Films to Celebrate Pride Month

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June is Pride Month, and alongside the many Pride Month 2020 celebrations that have gone virtual, we compiled a list LGBT+ films that you can stream from home. Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the visibility and hard-earned victories of LGBT people and movements. It is also a time to examine and identify governmental […]

Statement of Solidarity & Support for Black Lives Matter

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Dear Friends, Today and every day, we stand against racism. We honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Their deaths at the hands of law enforcement, like countless before them, reflect a human rights crisis rooted in this country’s legacy of systemic racism. The protests, riots, and the anguish are put […]

Outdoor screening: Whose Streets?

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Join us at The Lyric on June 8th and 12th for a fundraiser screening of the 2017 film Whose Streets? at sundown on The Lyric’s outdoor screen. About Whose Streets?  Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When […]

Films on Black Lives Matter

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These documentaries provide different lenses through which to better understand recent instances of race-based police brutality (from Ferguson, Missouri to New York City) as well as the historical precedents (e.g., LA officers’ beating of Rodney King in 1992, the 1965 Watts Rebellion, etc.) that reveal how deeply entrenched or systemic institutionalized forms of racism are […]

ACT Shorts in the Museum: Virtual Movie Night

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In this collaborative, cross-disciplinary program ACT Human Rights Film Festival and Gregory Allicar Museum of Art pair film and art to explore each with new lenses. While we physically distance, and the museum’s galleries are closed we have created a virtual program that engages a short film and a Mixografia print. This edition’s theme revolves […]

Virtual Filmmaker Chats

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While ACT’s 2020 festival is postponed, some of the festival’s programmed short films are online and others were available for a short time. In April and May 2020, ACT hosted online chats with filmmakers to keep the conversation and community going while physical distancing happens. ACT was thrilled to connect with filmmakers Amy Bench (A […]

ACT At Home: Virtual Screenings and Conversations

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We are in this together. While we may be physically separated, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to one another, value our human connections, and support our most vulnerable community members. To keep the conversations around human rights and social justice going, ACT is scheduling a series of free virtual events. Just like […]