Disturbing the Peace

Who knew? Peace could be closer than you think. The progressive J-street chapter of Fort Collins supports peace and co-existence among Palestinians and Israelis: two states for two peoples. The April 30 event is a peace cafe setting with Middle East food, live stream peace rally from Israel, and a showing of Disturbing the Peace with time for discussion. Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed. The documentary follows enemy combatants- Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters- who have joined together to challenge the status quo.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

I Am Not Your Negro
Friday, 4/21, 7:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Special guest TBA
Closing Night Reception

http://www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com/trailer
James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Q&A Guest: Special guest TBA. Closing night reception follows in the Lory Student Center West Ballroom.

Raoul Peck
(2017)
93 minutes
USA

Sing Your Song! ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Sing Your Song
Friday, 4/21 - 4:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theater
Free admission with a hard ticket. Get yours now/Reserve Yours, etc.

https://youtu.be/M9-_iTNwamU
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Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary, SING YOUR SONG, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeson, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.

Susanne Rostock
(2011)
104 minutes
USA

Transit Havana - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Transit Havana
Thursday, 4/20 - 7:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Daniel Amba, director
COLORADO PREMIER

https://vimeo.com/157418213
Once a year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium fly to Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons. The surgeons are invited by Mariela Castro, daughter of the president and head of the new state program for transgender care.Castro organizes this as a modern completion of the socialist revolution of 1959 because, in her words, it is all about emancipation and self-realization. ‘Hómofobia no, socialismo sí!’ is the official slogan. The state helps transgender people with therapy, hormones, surgery and a new identity. Q&A Guest: Daniel Amba, director

Daniel Amba
(2016)
86 minutes
Cuba

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