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ACT Film Festival screening: The Art of Un-War + Stranger at The Gate

  • Presented By: ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Colorado State University
  • Dates: March 31, 2023
  • Location: The Lyric
  • 1209 N College Ave
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $10
    • ACT Human Rights Film Festival will screen Oscar® nominated short documentary, STRANGER AT THE GATE and award-winning THE ART OF UN-WAR on Friday, March 31 at The Lyric.

      STRANGER AT THE GATE: An Afghan refugee named Bibi Bahrami – and the members of her little Indiana mosque – come face to face with a U.S. Marine who has secret plans to bomb their community center. But Mac McKinney's plan takes an unexpected turn. Directed by Joshua Seftel, 'STRANGER AT THE GATE' is a story of grace, transformation, and hope.
      Eric Nichols, Executive Producer anticipated in-person

      THE ART OF UN-WAR: The film follows internationally acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko who has devoted his career to work that gives prominence to the inhumanity of war imploring us to dismantle and change our perceptions of human conflict so we can drive toward peace—a concept he calls “Un-War.” Wodiczko's work, known for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments throughout the world, deals with trauma and healing while honoring people's stories of pain, loss, and perseverance. We witness Wodiczko’s social practice that combines art and technology as critical design practices to highlight marginal social communities and address cultural issues that are often overlooked. Delving into Wodiczko’s extensive array of stirring installations as well as his own past traumas—which include his having been born in 1943 Warsaw, two days before the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, as well as growing up in a Communist Poland still feeling the tragic aftereffects of World War II—the film also features interviews with fellow artists activists in its pursuit of the heart and soul of a major artist whose work will, unfortunately, never be irrelevant.
      Maria Niro, Director anticipated in-person