Purchase Films

Please support CSFilm’s training, filmmaking and Screen&Discuss work by purchasing the films

The collections of short films below were made during documentary filmmaking trainings provided by CSFilm. Women and men 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 from the local perspective.


New Immigrant and Refugee Visions in Film

A collection of 10 documentary films made by new immigrants that provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric. The filmmakers made these short films to engage communities in dialogue about immigrants and immigration in the United States.

Institutional purchase of public performance license ($250, DVD and online media). Allows the films to be screened (individually or in groups) in educational environments and at public events where there is no cost to the audience.

Individual purchase for home use ($25, DVD)

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Make check out to Community Supported Film and mail to:
Community Supported Film
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Boston, MA 02118
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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  

Institutional purchase ($250) includes a public performance license that allows the films to be screened (individually or in groups) in educational environments and at public events where there is no cost to the audience.

Individual purchase ($25) for home use.

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Mail check to:
Community Supported Film
31 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118
Please write in the memo: Haitian OOF DVD for Owning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film

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Payment by Credit Card or PayPal (97% goes to CSFilm):

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

Ask your librarian:  Ask your town and/or institution’s library to purchase the DVD.Simply download this sample 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  

Institutional purchase ($250) includes a public performance license that allows the films to be screened (individually or in groups) in educational environments and at public events where there is no cost to the audience.

Individual purchase ($25) for home use.

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Mail check to:
Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118
Please write in the memo: Afghan TFOL DVD for The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives in Film

Payment by Credit Card or PayPal (97% goes to CSFilm):DVD All Regions Logo

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

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


* Regarding costs: 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 we request that they or their local library purchase a DVD for the institutional price of $250.  If the event is private or the DVD is for home use, the recommended price is $25.  If a CSFilm presenter is requested (which we highly recommend!), we ask for a $300-600 stipend plus travel expenses.

In all cases, however, it is up to you to determine what you or your organization can afford. CSFilm’s mission is to get these films seen and discussed and we do not want funding to be an impediment to achieving this goal.