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Date(s) - April 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lyric


Join us for this special feature of the seventh annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival! ACT brings the best and most recent human rights cinema to northern Colorado. Through the shared experience of film and conversation, ACT cultivates empathy and new perspectives.

The Films

Join us on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. for screenings of two films, Sirens (Rita Baghdadi, 2022, United States, 78 minutes) and From Shame to Pride (Kris Barz Mendonça, 2021, USA/Brazil, 11 minutes), plus a Q&A session with Mendonça, at The Lyric (1209 N. College Ave).

In this still image from the film "Sirens," two women with dark hair and black clothes stand in a field, playing electric guitars.

Sirens takes place on the outskirts of Beirut, where Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-women metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality, and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars. 

Film poster for "From Shame to Pride" depicts cartoon of a corn field featuring a little boy and a woman with purple hair putting a videotape into a VCR.

From Shame to Pride, created by Fort Collins resident Kris Barz Mendonça–also known as drag queen Krisa Gonna–is an animated short film that explores queer identity in a deeply meditative reflection on childhood in Brazil in the 1990s.  

Q&A with Kris Barz Mendonça/Krisa Gonna

Photo of Krisa Gonna, a woman with light pink hair and dramatic makeupAfter the reception, join us for a special in-person question-and-answer session with From Shame to Pride’s creator Kris Barz Mendonça, a local Fort Collins filmmaker!