As part of our second decade of operations, and in order to encourage compassion for others, we created The Forgotten International Compassion Award. The award reads, For ... read more »
6 days ago
So proud of this amazing young woman! Madelyn Torres, who was a TFI Fellow to La Sagrada Familia in Lima, Peru in 2017, just graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Boston University and started working at UCSF this week.
She has already touched so many lives through her volunteer work and will continue to do even more through her compassionate care.
Congratulations to Madelyn on her graduation and new job! We are so lucky to have her as a Former Fellow.
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1 month ago
Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Tom! A little office celebration ... and back to work! ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
We haven't posted in a while. Here's a quick update. Tom Nazario is traveling this week to show our award-winning documentary "Living on a Dollar a Day" to students at three high schools in Los Angeles, CA and Sedona, AZ. Hoping the young people like our film and take some inspiration from it!
Next week he will visit our 5 sponsored students in Ghana as well as their Orthopedic Training Center which works to give physically disabled children opportunities for independence.
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TFI holiday and thank you lunch for our 2018 staff! From left, Jackie, Faith, Kayla and Jennifer with our fearless leader, Tom. Another year of work nearly complete. Much thanks to our dedicated and good-humored team! ... See MoreSee Less
Cuteness overload! We just received this beautiful photo from @projectpearls in #manila
These are the munchkin scholars that TFI sponsored this year so they could start preschool. Their education will be their pathway out of poverty. We wish them all success in the years to come! ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
Thank you so much for your generosity this #GivingTuesday! Because of your kindness, we met and exceeded our goal to fund the Special Education teachers at Tabitha Enabling Academy in Nagaland, India. We will be sending them $3,000 this week to ensure the salaries for all three teachers next year. We are thrilled to be able to make this gift. Thank you again! ... See MoreSee Less
The Forgotten International shared a photo.
7 months ago
Sharing from #FLIFF2018
Miami and Fort Lauderdale family and friends, Tom Nazario will be at the screening of our film tomorrow and Friday! Please come out to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and check out some amazing films and say hello to Tom. Details are below. Best of luck to all the filmmakers!LIVING ON A DOLLAR A DAY #FLIFF2018 Florida Premiere November 15 @1pm @nsuartmuseum November 16 @ 1pm @CinemaParadiso Tickets @FLIFF.com #filmfestival #film #indiefilm #documentary #livingonadollaraday #filmmaker #director #storyteller #writer #thomasnazario #americanindie #usa #florida #premiere #fortlauderdale #hollywood #hollywoodflorida #broward #southflorida #sunshinestate ... See MoreSee Less
We received a very kind review from a friend who attended the Free Film Festival in McLeod, India, where our film, "Living on a Dollar a Day" was screened on the final day.
He says in part: "People were saying the last film touched and inspired them. Loved the theme and felt sympathy for those deprived."
We're glad to hear this. The film is intended to encourage compassion. We hope so. Thank you to the Free Spirit Film Festival for selecting our film for their program this year! Congratulations to all the filmmakers! ... See MoreSee Less
This is so cool! Our film "Living on a Dollar a Day" will be screening at this festival in India on Wednesday evening, 31 October. We are thrilled as Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj are close to our hearts and where we do some of our work. We cannot be there, but we hope our good friends can go and bring their friends.Thank you Free Spirit Film Festival for selecting our film! We hope your audience enjoys it.
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Some of you support The Forgotten International when you shop using AmazonSmile. Thank you for doing so. If you happen to be buying anything from Amazon in this next week, they will give a tiny bit more to the selected charities. Thank you for choosing TFI when using Amazon Smile ... See MoreSee Less
The Forgotten International shared a live video.
8 months ago
Tom Nazario's interview from the Awareness Film Festival 2018 last night after screening our film "Living on a Dollar a Day." We didn't win this time, but we met some marketing and distribution folks who may be able to help up get our film to a widwr audience. That's a win! Thank you to the festival for including us, and congratulations to all the filmmakers! ... See MoreSee Less
"Living on a Dollar a Day" starts at 2:00 PM at the @awarenessfest 2018 Film Festival @regallalive in #losangeles Looking forward to sharing our film with his audience. #indiefilm ... See MoreSee Less
With Tom Nazario @awarenessfest 2018 Film Festival where our #Documentary "Living on a Dollar a Day" is playing in #losangeles. Best of luck to all the #filmmakers and thank you for supporting #indiefilm ! ... See MoreSee Less
Bay Area friends, if you haven't had a chance to check out the "Living on a Dollar a Day" photo exhibit at the San Francisco World Affairs Council, it runs through October 4th.
We will keep you posted on future exhibits featuring Renée C Byer and her award-winning photojournalism that shines a light on global poverty. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
From 1st Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival-Paris Session
A big thank you to NYC2Paris Film Festival for adding "Living on a Dollar a Day" to your schedule in Paris THIS Friday. This is so exciting! I attended the NYC session a couple weeks ago and saw some amazing films, including "Nothing on Us" also featured.
I wish we could make it to Paris, but since we cannot, we are hoping our Paris-based friends can attend the FREE film festival. Please share this post far and wide with Parisian friends and family, and let us know if you end up going!
Thank you for supporting #Indiefilms
Thurdsay, Sept 20 and Friday Sept 21
at the Cafe de Paris
(the owner is donating his theatre to this festival!)
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Tom Nazario introducing our film "Living on a Dollar a Day" @burlingame_library tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
"Living on a Dollar a Day" screening at the Burlingame Library tonight! Tom Nazario here for Q&A, books available for purchase, and refreshments generously provided by one of our Board Members! Whoo-hoo! ... See MoreSee Less
Much thanks to Dennis Cieri, Director of @nyc2parisfilmfest "Living on a Dollar a Day" was warmly received, and i met some awesome people who want to talk about future projects 🤷🏻♀️ Stay tuned!
Something we've discovered from attending just a few festivals is the amazing talent and passion out there. Good luck to all the #filmmakers and Thank You for supporting #indiefilms ... See MoreSee Less
This is Elvis. He is one of the #scholarship #students TFI supports through our Children's Fund. We just learned he passed his entrance exams and has been given a placement at a regional #highschool in #Ghana! This child has some hope for his future! Well done, Elvis! ... See MoreSee Less
"Living on a Dollar a Day" #Documentary was selected to be screened @commffest Film and Arts Festival in Toronto in October! Thank you to #Commffest2018 for including us. We look forward to meeting the other talented filmmakers. ... See MoreSee Less
Update on this lovely girl, Asana, one of our sponsored students. We just learned she passed her #highschool entrance exams and will be placed in one of the regional upper schools in #Ghana! This is great news for her and her family. We are so proud! ... See MoreSee Less
Just a few days after Tom Nazario returned from London after our film "Living on a Dollar a Day" won best Documentary at the Be Epic! International Film Festival, he went to Los Angeles to accept the best Short Documentary award from the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Here he is accepting the award on behalf of TFI. Thank you, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards! ... See MoreSee Less
We just learned that "Living on a Dollar a Day" is the Winner for Feature Documentary Film at the Moondance International Film Festival which celebrates its 19th year! The festival is held in September, and we'll share more details as we have them. Thank you to 2018 Moondance International Film Festival for selecting our film and congratulations to all the winners! ... See MoreSee Less
Renée C Byer made a presentation at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco last week about her work as a photojournalist. If you missed Renee's talk, you can still see a couple dozen photographs from "Living on a Dollar a Day" hanging in the World Affairs Gallery. They will be there until October, so if you will be going to the Council for another event or happen to be in their neighborhood, stop in and check out this moving collection of images. Also, it's an interactive exhibit! Check out the App Renee helped create: youbridge.it/livingLovely sit down reception where I spoke about the images in my Living on a Dollar a Day interactive exhibition and showed The Forgotten International’s documentary of the making of the book and images. ... See MoreSee Less
Sharing from NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival. Our documentary film, "Living on a Dollar a Day" was selected to be screened in NYC on September 9th at 12:30 pm (Session 2)
Producers Club Theaters
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
It would be great if our NYC friends could attend. We appreciate your comments and feedback!Based on the making of the award-winning book, Living On A Dollar A Day follows the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C Byer as she explores the personal experiences of women, children, and families who live in extreme poverty in ten countries around the world. Her acclaimed images, along with the book’s author, Professor Thomas Nazario’s knowledge of the causes and effects of poverty, as well as other experts in their respective fields, help tell the stories of the daily lives of the poor.
To get tickets to 'Living On A Dollar a Day' (featured in Session 2 of NYC) please visit: www.nyc2paris.com/?page_id=199 ... See MoreSee Less
Sharing from Beliff Film Festival 2018 Thank you for including "Living on a Dollar a Day" in your festival and for honoring us with two awards: Best Documentary and Best Editing! Congratulations to all the talented filmmakers and to the London audiences who supported the festival! ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Nazario with his Best #Documentary #Award from the @BeEpicLondonInternationalFilmFestival
#LivingOnADollarADay also won for Best Editing! Congratulations to our amazing video editor, Karlo Gharabegian!!!
Much thanks to @beepicfilmfest and all those who support #indie #film ... See MoreSee Less
Renee C Byer speaking about her photographs for "Living a Dollar a Day" @world_affairs council in #sanfrancisco ... See MoreSee Less