2019 ACT Selected Short Films


New in 2019, ACT Human Rights Film Festival is screening exemplary short films that explore human rights and social justice topics. This film block features five short films from the United States, El Salvador, Colombia, South Africa, and China. This shorts block with also showcases local nonprofits who are working on important issues right here in Northern Colorado.

Short film screening order:

Edgecombe (15 min) – Colorado premiere
Los Comandos (28 min) – Colorado premiere
Scenes from a Dry City (12 min) – Colorado premiere
Our Song to War (15 min)
Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains (23 min) – North America/Colorado premiere

Scenes from a Dry City Capetown


See each film link above for specific information.


Saturday, April 13
Lory Student Center Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Call to ACT

Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center: http://ctrac.chhs.colostate.edu/

Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center’s dynamic multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing high quality, child-centered, and comprehensive assessments to the children who have experienced multiple and complex traumas. Their assessments are strength-based and collaborative in nature, and reflect the impact of trauma on a child’s neurodevelopment, relationships, self-concept and day-to-day functioning.

Colorado Water Center: https://watercenter.colostate.edu/

The Colorado Water Center (CoWC) brings together the work of the Colorado Water Institute and the CSU Water Center. The CoWC serves to lead interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement to address today’s most pressing water issues in Colorado and beyond, and connect diverse water stakeholders to resources and expertise.

Free Our Girls: http://www.freeourgirls.org/

In 2014, Free Our Girls was founded and the organization began delivering their Human Trafficking Awareness, Prevention & Response Training, the curriculum that was used to train most northern Colorado agencies, organizations, and community groups prior to the Colorado Human Trafficking Council’s statewide standardized curriculum was released in 2017. Beginning in 2017, Free Our Girls began offering direct services to at-risk and exploited women and girls in northern Colorado, and the organization accomplished a wide variety of achievements, including serving over 40 exploited women and girls locally and sending care packages out to 45 actively exploited women across the US.

League of Women Voters of Larimer County: https://www.lwv-larimercounty.org/

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Native American Cultural Center at CSU: https://nacc.colostate.edu/

The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) office was established in 1979. Our mission is to ensure a successful educational experience for students by providing support and services related to recruitment, retention, graduation, and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.

Partners for Peace

Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Collins: http://www.plymouthucc.org/.

Plymouth is a progressive Christian church founded in Fort Collins in 1903 and part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination formed by different traditions coming together in 1957.

Wall of Flowers: www.wallofflowers.org 

Wall of Flowers is an artistic response to the southern border wall proposal. Its goal is to gather online 12,000 artistic expressions of resistance.