Frame By Frame - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Frame by Frame
Tuesday, 4/18 - 4:30 p.m.
Magnolia Theatre, Lincoln Center
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15

https://vimeo.com/141104728
Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Q&A Guest: TBA

Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli
(2015)
85 minutes
Afghanistan

The Apology - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

The Apology
Monday, 4/17 - 7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Theatre, Lincoln Center
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING
Q&A Guests: Tiffany Hsiung, director, and Maija Devine, author

https://vimeo.com/159796075
The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations”, the three “grandmothers—Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines—face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing, and justice. Q&A Guests: Tiffany Hsiung, director, and Maija Devine, author

Tiffany Hsiung
(2016)
104 minutes
Canada | South Korea | Philippines

The Fog of Srebrenica - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

The Fog of Srebrenica
Monday, 4/17 - 4:30 p.m.
Magnolia Theatre, Lincoln Center
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Samir Mehanovic, director

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thefogofsrebrenica/129314925
July 11, 2015, marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the only holocaust in Europe since World War II, when 8,372 Bosnian men and boys were killed in one week. In the documentary film Srebrenica Survivors we meet a cast of extraordinary characters, people who have been struggling to come to terms with the past while dealing with the harsh realities of living in one of the poorest countries in Europe. Their stories raise serious and profound questions about the nature of human existence, war and forgiveness. Q&A Guest: Samir Mehanovic, director

Samir Mehanovic
(2015)
60 minutes
Bosnia

This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

This Is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees
Sunday, 4/16 - 5:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
COLORADO PREMIER

Over the course of a year, Emmy-award-winning director Mani Yassir Benchelah made this intimate portrait of Syrian refugee children forced to flee from the violence of civil war to neighboring Lebanon. It tells the stories of the children’s lives in their own words and captures the moving truth of how they deal with loss, hardship and dashed hopes. While her younger brother fetches water, Aya talks about how a soldier pressured her to provide information about her father. Little Nouredine lived through the siege of Homs and, stuttering, explains how he believes that President Assad’s soldiers are following him everywhere. Thirteen-year-old Layim harbors feelings of vengeance, although he actually likes nothing better than to help people, for example by handing out rations. Nearly all the children look forward to returning home one day, but Fatima, who is disabled, is thriving in Switzerland where she feels fully acknowledged for the first time. Mustafa desperately wants to study, but he has to work for the money his family needs so badly. Through the prism of their testimony, we gain perspective on the fate of millions of Syrian refugees, half of whom are children. Q&A Guest: Mani Benchelah

Mani Y. Benchelah
(2015)
56 minutes
England | Lebanon | Switzerland

Starless Dreams - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Starless Dreams
Sunday, 4/16 - 2:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
COLORADO PREMIER

https://vimeo.com/155788984
Starless Dreams plunges us into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a
juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran’s
most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility. As the
New Year approaches, the girls bond, and reveal—with playfully disarming honesty—the
circumstances and acts that resulted in their incarceration. They have killed their father, robbed a
bank, or were arrested for carrying 651 grams of cocaine. Outside the prison walls, danger is
everywhere, even within their own families. Q&A Guest: TBA

Mehrdad Oskouei
(2016)
76 minutes
Iran

Driving with Selvi - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Driving with Selvi
Saturday, 4/15 - 8:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guests: Elisa Paloschi, director, and Selvi, film subject

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dsvod

Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. And throughout this journey, Selvi’s unwavering spirit shines through. Wildly charming (without even realizing it), remarkably strong, and utterly courageous, by the end of the film Selvi speaks almost as a sage or our wisest teacher, sharing important, hard-won secrets about happiness and life. Q&A Guests: Elisa Paloschi, director, and Selvi, film subject

Elisa Paloschi
(2016)
74 minutes
India

Raving Iran - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Raving Iran
Saturday, 4/15 - 4:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
COLORADO PREMIER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDX-zseHpdU
Anoosh and Arash are at the center of Tehran's underground techno scene.Tired of hiding from police and their stagnating career, they organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran they try their luck selling their illegally printed album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world. Once landed in Switzerland, the haze of the instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them. Q&A Guest: TBA

Susanne Regina Meures
(2016)
84 minutes
Switzerland | Germany | Iran

What Tomorrow Brings - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

What Tomorrow Brings
Saturday 4/15 - 1:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Free to CSU students with an ID
Regular $10, Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Razia Jan, film subject.

https://vimeo.com/159128739
With unprecedented access, WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS goes inside the very first girls’ school in one small Afghan village. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduation in 2015, the film traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan. Filmmaker Beth Murphy embeds herself in this school and community for a most intimate look at what it really means to be a girl growing up in Afghanistan today. Q&A Guest: Razia Jan, film subject.

Beth Murphy
(2015)
90 minutes
USA | Afghanistan

The Queen Of Ireland - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

The Queen of Ireland
Friday, 4/14, 7:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guests: Conor Horgan and Rory O’Neill/Panti Bliss
Opening Night Reception

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db2857BR7GM

THE QUEEN OF IRELAND is a documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The film takes us behind the scenes with his alter ego Panti in the year she became the symbol of Ireland’s march towards marriage equality. Directed by Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings, Deep End Dance) and produced by Blinder Films (Citadel, One HundredMornings) the film builds build up a multi-faceted picture of a complex and compelling character through behind the scenes footage and interviews with friends, peers and protégés, including Bunny, Tonie Walsh, Shirley Temple Bar, Una Mullally, David Norris, the O’Neill family, the other half of CANDI PANTI, Angelo Pitillo, long time collaborators Niall Sweeney and Philip McMahon. Q&A Guests: Conor Horgan, director and Rory O’Neill/Panti Bliss, subject. Opening night reception follows in the Lory Student Center West Ballroom.

Conor Horgan
(2015)
86 minutes
Ireland

Desplazado film

“Desplazado,” Produced by Fort Collins residents, Shari Due and Mona Maser, “Desplazado” looks at the impacts of racism and gentrification on the Tres Colonias neighborhoods of Fort Collins.  This event is free and will be held in the Magnolia Gallery at the Lincoln Center.

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