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The collections of short films below were made during 5 week intensive documentary filmmaking trainings provided by CSFilm. Storyteller’s in poor and developing communities, with backgrounds in a diversity of storytelling mediums, including print, radio, photo or TV journalism, theater, poetry etc., produce engaging stories about important social and economic development issues in their communities.  Their stories nourish an understanding of the world that counteracts the relentless focus of western media on battlefronts, crises and disasters. For many of the trainees, this is their first experience with filmmaking.

Ask your librarian:  Ask your town and/or institution’s library to purchase the DVDs.  Simply download these already written letters and email one or both to your librarian:

  1. Owning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film:  OOF letter to librarian
  2. The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives in Film: TFOL letter to librarian

OOF-HPF DVD CoverOwning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film

Ten Haitian-made films that provide a unique opportunity to experience Haiti as it is lived by street vendors, business women, artists, farmers and more. Their stories, focusing on the economic and social development challenges faced by Haitians, nourish an understanding of Haiti that goes beyond its man-made and natural disasters. 2015, 68 min, HDV, 16:9  DVD All Regions Logo


“Owning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film” – DVD options



 

Or, Pay by Check:
Please write in the memo: Haitian OOF DVD for Owning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film

Mail check to:
Community Supported Film
31 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118

Ask your librarian:  Ask your town and/or institution’s library to purchase the DVD.
Simply download this already written letter and email or mail it to your librarian!


TFOL_DVD_Boxcover - 72 640x480The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives in Film

As the international community reflects on the impact of more than a dozen years of war in Afghanistan, these ten Afghan-made films offer a personal and first-hand point of view rarely seen or heard in the US, even after many years of intense media coverage. The Fruit of Our Labor films bring to life Afghans’ daily efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions – providing an insider perspective beyond the battlefront coverage that dominates western media. 2011, 114 min, SD, 16:9  DVD All Regions Logo

“The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives” – DVD options



Or, Pay by Check:
Please write in the memo: Afghan TFOL DVD for The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives in Film

Mail check to:
Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118

Ask your librarian:  Ask your town and/or institution’s library to purchase the DVD.
Simply download this already written letter and email or mail it to your librarian!


* Regarding price: CSFilm’s primary mission is to get these films seen and discussed as widely as possible. We appreciate your understanding, however, that CSFilm’s work is underfunded. When collaborating with organizations or educational institutions that have a budget for film screenings and presentations, we ask for $250 for the DVDs. If a presenter is requested (which we highly recommend!), we ask for a $300 – $500 stipend plus travel expenses. In all cases, however, it is up to the venue to determine what they can afford. One way to raise some or all of these costs is to ask your library to purchase the DVD for $250.

If money is an issue, please be in touch with us. We do not want the cost to be an impediment to these films being seen and discussed.