THE FRUIT OF OUR LABOR
Friday, February 3 | 7:30 PM
Benton Library, 75 Oakley Road, Belmont
USA/Afghanistan, not rated
If you were unable to attend the screening on January 23, or you left wanting more, Community Supported Film's Founder Michael Sheridan will screen several films not shown that night, interweaving information about how the film compilation came to be, as well as introducing us to each filmmaker.
The Fruit of Our Labor is comprised of 10 short films made by native Afghans as part of Community Supported Film’s (CSF) intensive 5-week documentary production training program in Afghanistan in late 2010, each documentary offering a personal and first-hand point of view rarely seen or heard in the US, even after 10 years of intense media coverage. Together the films bring to life Afghans' 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 goal of these films is to promote discussion about the lives of individuals in Afghanistan and our role there, as well as more generally, about war, peace, effective aid, gender issues, and cross-cultural understanding.
Michael Sheridan is a filmmaker, educator and activist whose films address issues of social and economic development who was the co-founder of Oxfam America’s documentary production unit in the mid-90s. For nearly 20 years he has engaged the public in stories from Asia, Africa and the Americas about people in poor and developing communities challenging the status quo and struggling to improve their lives. His films have aired on PBS, ABC, TLC, and the Discovery Channel.
Seating is limited to just 45, so please reserve early. Tickets are free, but donations to Community Supported Film's work are greatly appreciated.
|This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.|
All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.
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