A year ago today three families escaped Afghanistan – Advocate now for the thousands left behind

August 24, 2022

A year ago today three Afghan families that worked with Community Supported Film (CSFilm) went through a horrific experience at the Kabul airport. They were the ‘lucky’ ones that made it into the airport and on to planes out of the country. They and tens of thousands of others were traumatized by the experience but most of the others didn’t get out.

Advocate today to create ways for us to bring at-risk Afghans to the U.S. and to give Afghans already evacuated paths to permanent legal status. Ask your representative to support the Afghan Adjustment Act and to work further to improve and expand options to to protect those left behind in Afghanistan and the region.

The three families that made it out are now in Germany and Italy. Read the story of their evacuation experienceAgainst the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story, Part 2

There are now a total of five CSFilm Filmmakers, editors and staff in European countries waiting for the U.S. government to determine if their families are eligible to be admitted to the U.S. under the Priority 2 Referral legislation. It is very frustrating that these families with young children continue to be left with no certainty about their future. There are seven families in Afghanistan, two in Iran and one in Pakistan. All of them need a path forward to safety.

Thank you to all of you who generously supported CSFilm’s efforts over the last year to evacuate and resettle Afghans. We continue to appreciate your assistance.

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McMillan Stewart Foundation supports CSFilm online training

Community Supported Film (CSFilm) wrote a new proposal to seek support for the development of our online documentary training (ODT). We are pleased to announce that the McMillan Stewart Foundation generously granted $20,000 for this two-year project. ODT will train community activists, journalists, and other grassroots storytellers in documentary filmmaking – from story development through post-production.


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