We are excited to welcome you to the 3rd annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival. This year’s festival is the best yet. The ACT team has again curated a collection of the most compelling, provocative, engaging, and highly relevant human rights films you’ll find anywhere in Colorado in 2018. Seven of the 13 films make their Colorado premiere at ACT and one makes its U.S. premiere. Two of the films we feature are so new that they don’t yet have trailers. We know from experience that our audiences value our post-screening Q&A sessions as well as the space and time we provide to converse with fellow festival-goers. As a result we host a guest, whether filmmaker, producer, or subject, from nearly every film, so you can engage directly with these experts and each other to more deeply understand the issues and challenges at play. In 2018 we bring you stories from Brazil, Syria, India, China, Kiribati, Ethiopia, Serbia, Japan, Tunisia, Finland, the U.S., and other parts of the world. May every film you see enrich your understanding of the human experience, inspire you to share what you learn, and empower you to make a difference in ways that matter to you. We can’t wait to share these films, conversations, and experiences with you.
Chair, Department of Communication Studies