Film has the unique and creative ability to educate, integrate and involve the entire community to teach us about our world. Visiting filmmakers at BIFF discuss not only the art of filmmaking, but also the often explosive social and international issues their films present, and offer audiences a way to be entertained, to learn and to be inspired into action. BIFF Call 2 Action is a program that offers concrete ways for filmgoers to translate the energy and passion that film evokes into action.

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator Program BT-02
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:00PM
Boulder Theater
Guatemala
Feature Documentary, 2011, 103 min

This film weaves together the threads of building a case for genocide against brutal Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Montt and his aides

Co-presented by:
Philanthropiece and Reading Village
Introduced by:
Joanie Knudson, Co-Executive Director, Philanthropiece
Linda Smith, Founder and Director,Reading Village
philanthropiece.org | readingvillage.org

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Bitter Seeds
Program BT-03
Friday, 12:30PM
Boulder Theater
India, Feature Documentary, 2011, 87 min


After 250,000 farmers, including her father, commit suicide, an aspiring Indian reporter begins an investigation into questionable governmentimposed farming practices in central India.

Co-presented by:
GMO Free Boulder
Introduced by:
Mary VonBreck, Campaign Manager
no-gmo-boulder.com

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Love Free or Die: How the Bishop of New Hampshire is Saving the World
Program CH-03
Friday, 2:45PM
First United Methodist Church
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 88 min


This film follows the historic elevation of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom by the Episcopal Church in America, which caused great controversy worldwide – and great change in conservative New Hampshire

Co-presented by:
Out Boulder
Introduced by:
Alicila Lewis, Out Boulder Executive Director
outboulder.org

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Give Up Tomorrow
Program CH-04
Friday, 5:00PM
First United Methodist Church
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 95 min


This courageous film tells the story of the conviction of a 19-year-old boy for a crime he didn’t commit.

Co-presented by:
Amnesty International
Introduced by:
Director Michael Collins and Producer Marty Syjuco
amnestyusa.org | freepaconow.com

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Surviving Progress
Program CH-05
Friday, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church
Canada, Feature Documentary, 2011, 86 min


This groundbreaking film shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps”—alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs but ransom the future.

Co-presented by:
One Action-One Boulder/Niwot’s Arrow
Introduced by:
Kirsten Wilson, pProject Director
one-action.org
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Patriocracy
Program HS-01
Saturday, 10:00AM
Boulder High School
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 87 min


As the U.S. enters the 2012 election season, political polarization will reach historic levels, creating the most expensive and ugly election season in American history.

Co-presented by:
Filmmaker Brian Malone
Introduced by:
Congressman Jared Polis
bouldercountyvotes.org
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Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Program CH-08
SAT., 12:15 PM
First United Methodist Church
Canada, Feature Documentary, 2011, 98 min


This hard-hitting film blows the pink lid off of corporate “Pink Ribbon” marketing campaigns for breast cancer.

Co-presented by:
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Army of Women Program
Introduced by:
Vicki Tosher, President, Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition
dslrf.org/army | bcccolorado.org

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Program HS-03
Saturday, 2:30PM
Boulder High School
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 106 min


This intimate film follows a handful of men and women trainers as they tame wild horses rounded up by the federal government to ready them for the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge.

Co-presented by:
Colorado Horse Rescue
Introduced by:
Judy B. Smetana, Ph.D., Executive Director
chr.org
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High Ground
Program BT-11
Saturday, 5:00PM
Boulder Theater
USA, Feature Documentary, 2012, 92 min


This powerful film tells the story of 11 U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq whose road to recovery takes them to one of the guardians of Everest—the 20,075-foot Himalayan peak known as Lobuche. Co-presented by Soldiers to the Summit, Veterans Expeditions, Veterans Helping Veterans

Co-presented by:
Soldiers to Summits, Veterans Expeditions and Veterans Helping Veterans Now
Introduced by:
Michael Brown, Director/Co-Producer
soldierstothesummit.org | vetexpeditions.com | vhvnow.org

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The Big Fix
Program HS-04
Saturday, 5:00PM
Boulder High School
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 90 min


While working on “the Big Fix” on the Gulf beaches supposedly cleaned up by BP, filmmakers Rebecca Harrell Tickell and her husband Josh uncover a vast network of corruption.

Co-presented by:
350.org
Introduced by:
Micah Parkin, Colorado/Regional Organizer

350.org

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Lucky
Program CH-10
SAT., 5:00PM
First United Methodist Church
USA/South Africa, Feature Film, 2011, 100 min


After his mother dies, 10-year-old Lucky journeys to Durbin with the hope of going to school.

Co-presented by:
The Q Fund
Introduced by:
Kevin E. Kew, Executive Director
qfund.org

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The Island President
Program BT-14
Sunday, 10:00AM
Boulder Theater
Maldives, Feature Documentary, 2011, 101 min


This film follows the struggles of the island paradise of Maldives, whose beaches are vanishing due to rising oceans, as its president argues for carbon limitations at the United Nations. Co-presented by Clean Energy Action

Introduced by:
Leslie Glustrom, Research Director
cleanenergyaction.org

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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle
Program HS-07
Sunday, 12:30PM
Boulder High School
USA, Feature Documentary, 2011, 86 min


It’s classic NIMBY vs. Greens as residents of Martha’s Vineyard fight for and against construction of huge wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

Co-presented by:
RenewablesYES
Introduced by:
Alison Burchell, RenewablesYES Board Member
renewablesyes.org


Chasing Ice
Program BT-17
Sunday, 6:30PM
Boulder Theater
USA, Feature Documentary, 2012, 74 min


Famed National Geographic photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras throughout the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Co-presented by:
Extreme Ice Survey
Introduced by:
James Balog, Filmmaker and Extreme Ice Survey Founder
extremeicesurvey.org


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