When is a Film Festival MORE Than a Film Festival?

We have all seen films that entertain.  Occasionally, we find a film that touches our hearts.  Even more rarely, we see a film that calls us to action.  These rare works bring stories into our lives in a way that transforms our understanding of the human experience and compels our involvement.

It is just these types of films that you will see at the upcoming ACT Human Rights Film Festival, a project from the Communication Studies Department at Colorado State University.  ACT_logo_horizontal_2017-01.png

ACT Human Rights Film Festival Details 2017

This year’s festival will begin on Friday, April 14 with a screening of the film The Queen of Ireland and conclude on the evening of Friday, April 21 after a screening of I am Not Your Negro.  See the full schedule online for more details.  All films will be shown in the Lory Student Center on campus at Colorado State University.

According to the Festival Organizers:

Q&A sessions following each screening will help to deepen your understanding of the issue at hand. More often than not, audiences have one thing on their mind by the time Q&A sessions come to a close: “But, what can I do?” Inspired by the Call2Action Program launched by the Boulder International Film Festival, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival is committed to helping audiences channel their energies and interests in making a difference in the world.

Each ACT film will be paired with one or more local, national, or international nonprofit organizations whose mission addresses or relates to the issue at hand. Representatives from these nonprofit organizations will be onsite and ready to help connect film-goers to additional information, opportunities for action, and organizational involvement at home and beyond.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended as space is limited for each screening.

League Of Women Voters of Larimer County

Our League is happy to support the efforts of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival and we hope we will see you there!  League representatives will be tabling after several of the film screenings to offer one avenue for getting involved and ACT-ing on what you’ve learned through the film screenings.

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