What Do We Do?

Each Filmanthropy Project will consist of providing funds and resources to organizations in underpowered communities. Elements can include:

A donation component, which will bring immediate relief to our friends on the ground. Examples would be; the financing of a health care center, orphan feeding programs, education, nutrition, medicines, etc.

Providing capital to back income generating activities created by micro-credit structures which can include; revolving loan funds, establishing groups savings and loans, introducing existing micro-finance institutions (mfi's) to a specific organization or group, etc. These micro-credit structures will be managed by and will directly benefit the communities we work with on the ground, with profits to be reinvested towards the creation of more small businesses.

The creation of an audiovisual center to enable the youth to learn the skills of digital filmmaking in order for them to document their lives

•To produce and distribute feature length films, narrative features or documentaries, that will be developed and produced with them as full partners.

Who will be involved

In addition to our projects, we will partner with filmmakers who are making films around the world about social injustice, human rights, poverty, economic, political or environmental issues.

We plan to grow a network of producers, directors, actors, technicians and activists who want to help teach young people in poor areas a skill that can help them to document their plight.

We will also network with donors, foundations and investors who want to be part of this project or can further help these people on the ground.

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".