Screening of The Five States of Colorado, August 3rd, 8-10pm at Lyric Cinema
FREE to the Public, in the Outdoor Theatre. Community conversation to follow.
Revealing the historic development of a population as diverse as the land itself.
In 1861, the U.S. Congress carved Colorado’s boundaries representing no river, mountain range, tribe, or language group to enclose five distinct areas that are now Southern Colorado; Western Colorado; the Eastern Plains; the Front Range along the eastern face of the mountains; and Metropolitan Denver. Each of these regions within the state’s man-made boundaries vastly differs in terms of populations, communities, cultures, communications, and economies that have evolved from their varied geography and histories.
Colorado Humanities and Denver-based HaveyPro Cinema produced a 90-minute documentary film, The Five States of Colorado. Designed for a wide range of audiences from elementary school-age to adults, the film addresses the history and issues within these five regions, or “states,” to inform, educate, and serve as a basis for community and classroom discussion. The film is an easily accessible and engaging exploration and illustration of the history, culture, present-day facts and perspectives, concerns, and needs of each of the five featured regions, and a powerful contribution to public education and discourse.