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The Fruit of Our Labor

Directed by Community Supported Film
Afghan Perspectives in Film

Videos

L is for Light, D is for Darkness (Excerpt), by Hasibullah Asmati

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Current Affairs, Social Issues, Culture, and Public Affairs
Synopsis

The 10 films of The Fruit of Our Labor: Afghan Perspectives in Film 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.

These films were made by Afghans during an intensive 5-week training in documentary production provided by Community Supported Film. After three weeks of rigorous exercises, each student developed and produced a character driven short documentary. For most of the trainees, this is their directorial debut as a documentary filmmaker. Trainees have gone on to produce commissioned films for broadcast, to work for government and NGO production units and to freelance.

Stage
finished
Running time
114 and 12 minutes

Credits

  • Michael Sheridan ... Producer/Trainer
  • Mohammad Mehdi Zafari ... Training Coordinator and Trainer
  • Jamaluddin Aram ... Program Coordinator and Translator
  • Jawed Taiman ... Trainer and Editor
  • Community Supported Film ... Director
  • Sayed Qasem Hossaini ... Director
  • Fakhria Ibrahimi ... Director
  • Baqir Tawakoli ... Director
  • Abdul Majeed Zarand ... Director
  • Mona Haidari ... Director
  • Ahmad Wahid Zaman ... Director
  • Aqeela Rezai ... Director
  • Zahra Sadat ... Director
  • Reza Sahel ... Director
  • Hasibullah Asmati ... Director
  • Hamed Alizada ... Editor
  • Rahmatullah Jafari ... Editor
  • Hamid Arshia ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Community Supported Film
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010-11
Locations
Afghanistan
Prod. Partners
The Killid Group

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Hot Docs, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Woods Hole, DocUtah
Awards
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur: Promotion Award; Autumn Human Rights Film Festival: Best Documentary;
Distribution
Community Supported Film distributes through our Screen&Discuss Campaigns
Language
Dari, Pashtun
Subtitles
English

Photos

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