Dear Acquisitions Librarian – Afghan Made Films


Dear Acquisitions Librarian [try and find personal contact from your library’s website],

I recently watched excerpts of short documentary films made by Afghans. I would love to watch the entirety of the films and to have them available to our wider community.  Would it be possible for you to buy a copy for our library?

The films are gathered in a collection called The Fruit of Our Labor-Afghan Perspectives in Film and are described as: “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.” Boston-based non-profit Community Supported Film provided the training and production assistance for the making of these films.

Please learn more about this remarkable work at I hope you will then purchase a copy from and let me know when it is available. Perhaps we could organize a public screening at the library as well.

You will see on the same webpage that CSFilm has also produced a collection of US immigrant and refugee-made and Haitian-made documentary films that look very interesting. If you would like to talk to someone at CSFilm please call or email us at +1 (857) 415-0564 or info [at] csfilm dot org.

Thanks very much for your assistance with this and please let me know your decision.

Best wishes,