Dear Acquisitions Librarian – Haitian 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 Haitians. 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 Owning Our Future-Haitian Perspectives in Film and are described as: “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.” 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 Afghan-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,