Social Documentary
Community Supported Film

Community Supported Film

A non-profit organization started by Michael Sheridan in 2009 to amplify local voices in under- and mis-represented communities to effectively communicate their lived realities through documentary filmmaking. Community Supported Film has worked in Afghanistan, Haiti and with immigrants and refugees in the United States.

2009-Current, 30 videos

Home Sweet Home – Housing for the Disabled

Home Sweet Home – Housing for the Disabled

Stories of the physically and mentally disabled and the state and local agencies helping them to move off the streets and out of institutions into their own homes – often for the first time in their lives.

2015, 2 videos, 6 min each

A Fair Share

A Fair Share

An emotional journey to the heart of hunger in America. This film follows a working-class family in Massachusetts, as they struggle against homelessness and hunger in a booming economy.

1999, 12 min

Community

Community

A young Bangladeshi couple transform themselves from beggars to business people and in conjunction with many of their fellow villagers, simultaneously establish new roles and relationships for men and women. Narrated by National Public Radio host Susan Stamberg.

1996, 24 min

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

Four children in Sialkot, Pakistan, introduce us to their daily lives and tell us why they work stitching soccer balls.

1997, 12 min

Cultivating Opportunity

Cultivating Opportunity

In the United States and Mozambique poor agricultural communities are developing surprisingly similar solutions to their poverty. Narrated by Steven Curwood, host of National Public Radio’s Living on Earth.

1997, 28 min

A Time to Act for Family Farms

A Time to Act for Family Farms

Farmers and rural activists in California and Minnesota grapple with the problems faced by family farms across the country.

1999, 26 min

Time

Time

Two clocks tick to different times — one to the speed of time and the other to the speed of people dieing from hunger. Narrated by Actor Mike Farrell.

2000, 2 min