Human Rights Film Festival begins this weekend

April 11, 2016

The Act Human Rights Film Festival begins this weekend, April 15 – 22. The festival’s name, ACT, stands for “awaken, connect, transform”.

Colorado State University’s Department of Communication Studies debuts the inaugural, weeklong Act Human Rights Film Festival on CSU’s campus and the Lyric Cinema in Old Town, Fort Collins.

What to Expect at the Film Festival

Throughout the week, human rights films from around the world will be shown at either the Lory Student Center or Lyric Cinema. Fifteen films address several topics, such as human trafficking, homelessness, and political corruption.

Each film screening is hosted by a moderator who will provide a background to the film and lead a post-film Q&A session with individuals familiar with the creation, production and subject matter of the film: from filmmakers and producers to policy experts, scholars, and journalists.

This film festival is exemplary because after the screening and Q&A nonprofit representatives will be on-hand to help connect film-goers to additional information, opportunities for action and organizational involvement. Films are paired with a nonprofit organization whose mission and programming align with the topic of the film.

Students and community members can purchase tickets to individual films here. Learn more about the film festival by visiting the website or by reading the College of Liberal arts Magazine article.