To Amplify the voice and expertise of Afghans, Community Supported Film trained Afghans storytellers and journalists in documentary filmmaking.
Building Local Capacity: Giving Voice to Afghans through Filmmaking
In November 2010 CSFilm completed an intensive 5-week training of 10 Afghans in documentary production. After three weeks of rigorous exercises, each student was required to develop and produce a character driven short documentary. The 10 remarkable films that they produced are grouped under the title The Fruit of our Labor: Afghan Perspectives in Film. These stories bring to life Afghan’s efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions and provide a fresh perspective on the needs and issues of Afghans beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of western media.
The Fruit of our Labor films were used in public engagement campaigns in Afghanistan and internationally for audiences hungry for effective economic development and peace-building strategies.
Further Information on the Project
- Afghanistan Training Process
- Afghanistan Team
- ‘The Fruit of Our Labor’ Films
- Afghan Post-Training Projects
- Afghanistan Resources and Links
- Afghanistan Map