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The third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival stock photo. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

ACT At Home keeps the community connected

Lauryn Bolz May 3, 2020

The ACT Film Festival has established itself as a staple of springtime at Colorado State University, bringing a myriad of human rights related films to The Lyric Cinema for students and faculty to be inspired...

Letter from Masanjia sends message about Chinese oppression

‘Letter from Masanjia’ sends message about Chinese oppression

Graham Shapley April 16, 2019

The ACT Human Rights Film Festival presents many viewpoints that are not typically heard. It also shines a light on victims of human rights abuses. It’s rare, however, that the subjects of these...

Illustration by Giovanna Vartuli | Collegian.

ACT Film Festival panel discusses behind the scenes of documentary filmmaking

Julia Trowbridge April 10, 2019

Documentary enthusiasts gathered to hear from ACT Film Festival documentary creators at a panel Saturday. The fourth annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival is happening from April 5 to April 13. On...

Pedro Hernandez and his mom, Jessica Perez, discuss systemic issues with the New York Police Department in a Q&A at the third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Just moments before, the audience watched Crime + Punishment, a documentary by Stephen Maing that follows Hernandezs unlawful detainment at Rikers Island for attempted murder. He was held in the jail for 8 months on a $250,000 bail for a crime that was later dismissed without trial. (Randi Mattox | Collegian)

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Crime + Punishment’ sheds light on the NYPD’s racially-charged, illegal actions

Claire Oliver April 13, 2018

Prejudice runs deep into the roots of American history. And today it is present in the very institutions that are supposed to be keeping our citizen’s safe including our police departments.  “Crime...

Panelists at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival Sunday afternoon. Left to right, Jacqueline Kozak Thiel, Dr. Scott Denning and moderator Kevin Henry (Erica Giesenhagen | Collegian).

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Anote’s Ark’ tells grim tale of climate change

Nate Day April 11, 2018

Kiribati is an island nation, one that most students have likely never heard of, located in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation is made up of 33 tiny islands, but soon, those islands will be swallowed...

The film maker Maisie Crow (left) doing a post-film Q&A after her film Jackson during the ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Breaking down the ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Nate Day March 30, 2018

Over the course of nine days, the Communications Studies Department will introduce students to 13 feature-length films and several short films to bring their attention to human rights issues around...

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