What We Do
FilmAid uses film and other media to bring lifesaving information — along with hope and joy —to communities affected by disaster, displacement and economic disparity. Individual programs may vary from one region to another, but every FilmAid activity falls into one of three broad categories: Media Content, Community Outreach, and Skills Development.
Through these activities, FilmAid makes a practical impact on critical issues, from health education to human rights, conflict resolution to economic empowerment. By offering communities that can often be marginalized a voice on the issues that affect them, these programs allow the possibility of self-advocacy and self-determination. These same programs are designed to alleviate psychological problems associated with trauma, isolation, idleness and despair, offering hope through the simple joy of the movies and the creative outlet of self-expression.
“Film has proven to be extremely effective for introducing critical messages about health and welfare to vulnerable and impoverished communities around the world.”Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University