Films for 'Media Capacity Building' (10)
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Shot inside a bakery, "Treasure Trove" portrays an unusual view of the daily lives of Afghan women. "Treasure Trove" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Treasure Trove", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Treasure Trove

10:51
9
In most corners of the world, a woman's work is never done. In "Beyond Fatigue" an Afghan woman walks miles to help her sick mother-in-law and is responsible for the next generation of young minds as she teaches them the language and lessons of the Quran. In between she works at the vocational training center where she hopes to get a loan to buy her own sewing machine. "Beyond Fatigue" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Beyond Fatigue", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Beyond Fatigue

08:37
6
In "Water Ways," neighboring villages - one with access to water and one without - offer very different prospects to their residents. The farmers without water are stuck; unable to feed their families, they turn to work as day laborers. However, working a day job keeps them from solving their water problems. Down the road, villagers have easier access to water and have used assistance from the Afghan government's National Solidarity Program to improve their lives. Unfortunately, tensions could arise between these villages over access to water. "Water Ways" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Water Ways", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Water Ways

09:26
13
"Bearing the Weight" follows Shafiqa who, not long after marrying at twenty-one, lost her husband, her newly born daughter, and her leg in a rocket attack. The wars in Afghanistan have left some 700,000 disabled. Many - especially disabled women and children - are hidden from view, trapped by their culture. Shafiqa overcame the “paralysis of her soul” and found a way to take care of herself, her two sons, and her community. "Bearing the Weight" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Bearing the Weight", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Bearing the Weight

12:06
7
Description of your filmIn "Knocking on Time's Door," a former Mujahedeen fighter returns to teach at the village school where his father taught. He lives what he teaches: that each of us is responsible to use the time we are given wisely. He’s leading the village development council and trying to build a new school. For many fighters, giving up their gun meant giving up an income and a position of power and respect. Can Afghan government initiatives, like the National Solidarity Program, provide employment and leadership opportunities for men that instill similar pride in the rebuilding of their communities? "Knocking on Time's Door" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Knocking on Time's Door", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

Knocking on Time's Door

05:24
6
In "The Road Above," it is estimated that out of 28 million Afghans, 1 million are addicted to heroin. Mona tried once to get her husband into treatment, but he escaped and she hasn’t seen him since. Now she works street construction, but does the manual labor wearing a burqa to protect the honor of her family. "The Road Above" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "The Road Above", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

The Road Above

05:49
5
“‘L’ is for Light, ‘D’ is for Darkness” follows one woman’s quest to educate the young girls in her village. After the refugees returned, post-Taliban, there was no girls‘ school in the village. Waseema took things into her own hands, setting up classrooms in an abandoned, roofless building on the outskirts of the village. "'L' is for Light, 'D' is for Darkness" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "'L' is for Light, 'D' is for Darkness", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

'L is for Light, 'D' is for Darkness

12:21
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In "Hands of Health," the maternity clinic has been built but there are no doctors and no medical equipment. Who’s to blame, the Ministry of Health or the Men's Development Council? The Women's Council handed over their National Solidarity Program funds to the men when they agreed to build a maternity clinic. But with it still not open, pregnant woman like Farida continue to make the long trip to Kabul to get medicine and medical advice, including birth control. After ten kids, the father thinks it might be time to stop having children - but says it’s in the hands of God. "Hands of Health" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Hands of Health", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Hands of Health

11:37
8
In "Searching for a Path," the streets of Kabul are clogged with pushcart vendors of every sort. After the fall of the Taliban, the vendors were left in peace, as there were few cars on the streets. Now they are beaten by the police and chased from corner to corner – unless they pay a bribe. Fruit selling is the product of choice in the fall season because they rot too quickly in the summer’s 105˚ heat. It’s not a profitable living, but in a country with 40% unemployment, the choices are slim. Will these vendors’ children still be facing the same limited opportunities when they seek employment? "Searching for a Path" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "Searching for a Path", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

Searching for a Path

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15
In "Death to the Camera," a camera moves among woman working on a job site. As they joke and argue, the mood repeatedly shifts between belly laughs and rage. While they wait for their pay, they consider how to cover their basic expenses, what happens to the aid that never reaches them, and whether Karzai is a crook or a servant of the people. Is the camera revealing anything truthful, or simply inciting these women to present what they think ‘the other’ wants to hear? "Death to the Camera" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on"Death to the Camera", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit www.csfilm.org

Death to the Camera

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