The Fort Collins-based ACT Human Rights Film Festival makes its Denver debut on March 1 at the Sie Film Center with the bracing yet hopeful documentary, What Tomorrow Brings. ACT’s director of programming, Dr. Scott Diffrient, will moderate an intimate post-screening Q&A session with the film's director, Beth Murphy. A private reception with Murphy and film attendees will follow in Henderson's Lounge.
The second annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival will occur in Fort Collins from April 14-21, 2017. ACT is produced by the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University and is the intermountain west's only film festival dedicated to human rights. ACT curates the most relevant, recent, and acclaimed documentary and narrative fiction human rights cinema produced around the world.
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.
What Tomorrow Brings from Principle Pictures on Vimeo.