Welcome to the fourth ACT Human Rights Film Festival. We are so glad you have joined us. In 2019 we bring you films from 16 different countries and five continents. Twelve of them are making their Colorado premiere and 15 guests from around the globe will join us for post-film Q&As. The stories of the people and social justice featured in the films drive the festival. Your participation makes this festival extraordinary. Your vulnerability to the stories told on screen tethers the films to our community’s experiences. Your desire to engage in powerful conversations humbles us. And, your continued support demonstrates your investment in the festival’s success. Thank you. We rely on invaluable partners: The Lyric hosts three days of original programming and four days of encore screenings; the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund helps promote this and other innovative cultural programming; and, Odell Brewing Co. crafted an exclusive pale ale available at opening and closing night receptions and at the Lyric. We couldn’t produce the festival without the support of the College of Liberal Arts and many of its departments. The festival embodies the college’s mission to create a more humane, livable, and sustainable world. All sponsors are listed on pages 26 and 27. Please join us in thanking them. Our hope is that the films, the guests, and the conversations and connections fostered by ACT will help all of us build a more caring, more committed, and more compassionate community.
Chair, Dept. of Communication Studies
Producer, ACT Human Rights Film Festival