Five films make their Colorado premiere at ACT

ACT Film Festival will host five films making their Colorado premiere at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival in Fort Collins. Three of these films will screen opening weekend. ACT, a curated festival, screens the most recently released films playing at human rights film festival around the world.

Opening weekend films premiering in Colorado:

  • Raving Iran (Saturday 4/15 4:00 PM) Two underground DJs, Anoosh and Arash, with the mission of bringing electronic dance music to to the masses are threatened by a governmental crackdown on “punishable” political acts.
  • Starless Dreams  (Sunday 4/16 2:00 PM) shows us the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran.
  • This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees (Sunday 4/16 5:00 PM) Shows an extraordinary, intimate portrait of the lives of child refugees forced to flee Syria’s civil war.

Two more films premiere make their Colorado premiere on Thursday, April 20: 

  • Walls (Thursday 4/20 4:30 PM) tells the true stories of people living on both sides of very different walls. These are intimate and intense stories that show us that on both sides, we all share the same hopes, fears, thoughts and emotions; the same desire to survive.
  • Transit Havana (Thursday 4/20 – 7:00 PM) tells the story of two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium who fly to Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons once a year.