Your support has impact!

As difficult as it is to ask for help during this time of crisis, we need your support to:

  1. Maximize the use of the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) films through the November elections – to inspire conversation and action among diverse audiences across the country;
  2. Research new training, production, and public engagement projects; and
  3. Evaluate and develop online training methods and learning resources.

Read our full statement about the work of Community Supported Film in these difficult times.


Pick the Donation Option that’s right for you:

1. NOT Tax-Deductible by Check:

100% to CSFilm: Make a check out to Community Supported Film and mail it to: CSFilm, 31-33 Lenox St, Boston, MA 02118. NOT tax-deductible.

 

 

 

 


“I’m donating because Community Supported Film is trying to reach “the unconverted” by screening videos in places where people are not already supportive of immigrants and refugees.” – Donor


2. NOT Tax-Deductible Online:

97% to CSFilm: Donate online via PayPal. NOT tax-deductible.





“I like to support endeavors that take into consideration the concerns and voices of various communities — in particular those that are often marginalized and undermined. I’m also deeply disturbed by the current political climate in this country in regard to the rights and welfare of immigrants.” – Donor


3. Tax-Deductible by Check:

95% to CSFilm: Make a check out to Center for Independent Documentary (CID), our Fiscal Sponsor. Mail it to: CSFilm, 31-33 Lenox St, Boston, MA 02118. A tax-deductible receipt will be sent to you by CID.

 

 

 


“You are empowering others to express very important parts of their lives as a way of making the world a better place.” – Donor


4. Tax-Deductible Online:

92% to CSFilm: Donate online via the Center for Independent Documentary (CID), our Fiscal Sponsor. A tax-deductible receipt will be sent to you by CID.

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“Seeing the resonances between CSF and the Cambodian group that I work with convinced me to once again make a donation to CSF.” – Donor


Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118, USA


Host a Screen&Discuss  |  Buy the Films


Your Impact

We are in the Public Engagement phase of the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) project. Host a NIRV Screen&Discuss event.

  • $25 will pay for the production of discussion materials for each event, including Film and Filmmaker introductions, Discussion Guides and Action Toolkits.
  • $60 will pay for a filmmaker/presenter’s per-event stipend.
  • $200 will pay for the screening equipment, room rental and other event logistics.
  • $500 will pay for the travel and accommodation to a national event for a filmmaker/presenter.
  • $1000 will sponsor a Greater Boston event.
  • $1500 will sponsor an event in a city like Salt Lake City, Nashville, Houston, or Des Moines – where 10-30% of residents are foreign-born but 50-100% of the state’s representatives have voted against immigrants on national legislation.
  • $4500 will sponsor a 3-event trip to one of these cities.
  • $1-20,000 – Hours of people power it takes to coordinate and evaluate even just one event.

Support of CSFilm enables us to:

  • Train, mentor and collaborate with local storytellers from underrepresented communities in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism;
  • Facilitate their production of powerful stories that visualize and articulate economic and social challenges from the local perspective;
  • Build and strengthen distribution networks between local social-issue mediamakers, their communities and an international community of concerned citizens.

Buy the Films

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

New Immigrant and Refugee Visions

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.

Individual purchase for home use ($25, DVD)

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.

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Make check out to Community Supported Film and mail to:
Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118
Please write in the memo of your check: NIRV DVD

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


New Immigrant & Refugee Visions – Purchase Options




Ask your librarian: A great way to support CSFilm is to ask your town or institution’s library to purchase the DVD. Simply cut and paste this text and email or mail it to your librarian!

Films | Summary | Training | Info on Immigration
Host a Screen&Discuss | Upcoming Screen&Discuss | Impact | Photos


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

Individual purchase for home use ($25, DVD)

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.

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Make check out to Community Supported Film and mail to:
Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118
Please write in the memo of your check: Haiti OOF DVD

DVD All Regions Logo

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


Owning Our Future – Purchase Options




Ask your librarian: A great way to support CSFilm is to ask your town or institution’s library to purchase the DVD. Simply cut and paste this text and email or mail it to your librarian!

Films | Summary | Training | Screen&Discuss | Haiti Resources | Photos


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

Individual purchase for home use ($25, DVD)

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.

Payment by Check Preferred (100% to CSFilm):
Make check out to Community Supported Film and mail to:
Community Supported Film
31-33 Lenox Street
Boston, MA 02118
Please write in the memo of your check: Afghan TFOL DVD

DVD All Regions Logo

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


The Fruit of Our Labor – Purchase Options



Ask your librarian: A great way to support CSFilm is to ask your town or institution’s library to purchase the DVD. Simply cut and paste this text and email or mail it to your librarian!

Films | Summary | Training | Engagement | Afghan Resources | Photos