This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
This program addresses how international human-rights film festivals address and resituate local histories of human-rights abuses in cities as far-flung as Budapest, Johannesburg, and Seoul. Host cities themselves have utilized humanitarian discourses and government-backed initiatives to confront and rise above gross injustices of the past.
In these and other cities - including Fort Collins, the location of the new Act Human Rights Film Festival in April 2016 - film festivals become spaces where dialogic encounters between audience members and filmmakers, festival organizers and Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) spokespeople, yield both productive and healing discourses.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.