About The Filmanthropy Project

We believe that movies should make a difference.

As filmmakers and distributors, we are fortunate to be able to travel the world, meet interesting people, learn about other cultures AND make movies.

But we also believe that we should give back.

We know that we can’t solve all the problems of the world.

But bit-by-bit, through a community of filmmakers, we hope to make a difference.

For more information and our other films... Cinema Libre Studio


  1. Monthly Newsletter
  2. Independent Feature Films
  3. Social Issue Films
  4. Filmmakers/Festivals/Other

Our Films - Cinema Libre Store

A River Of Waste
The Beautiful Truth
Darfur Diaries
Healing Cancer
Angels In The Dust
Caravan Prague
The Empire In Africa

Soldier Child


    "While making movies around the world - both features and documentaries - that in their way denounced the plight of the disenfranchised, I was always disturbed that we took more than we gave back. On the one hand, it is crucial that we share
    the stories of the most vulnerable with the world, but in truth, it doesn't do anything
    for them on a short-term basis. They entrust us with their stories; they open their homes and their lives to us with the hope that it will bring them relief and aid. Unfortunately, even if we want to be optimistic and believe that the movie,
    once released, will bring some form of change, they'll probably be dead by the time any changes can be implemented in their slum/barrio/village. I felt that it was time to help on a short-term basis. Filmmakers cannot only take - they have
    to give back."

    Philippe Diaz, founder of Cinema Libre Studio and Director of "Access Denied".