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 »
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3 weeks ago
Amazing work being done for the poorest of the poor in Manila, the Philippines by Project Pearls headed by the even more amazing Melissa Villa These new wheelchairs make a world of difference to these young people and their families. TFI is humbled and grateful to know our small gift is being used to include all children in this community. Thank you for the love and care you give equally to all. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wishing Renée C Byer well-deserved congratulations for winning a spot at the Festival for Ethical Photography in Italy this fall. She will bring her compelling and award-winning images from Living On A Dollar A Day to another international forum to continue to spread the message for the need for a compassionate response in the face of suffering.
Thank you, Renee, and her nonprofit Positive Change Can Happen, and thank you Festival della Fotografia Etica for accepting this work and including it in your program.
This is a wonderful way to start the week! Congratulations to all the winners!📢WORLD.REPORT AWARD WINNERS 2019
The Festival of Ethical Photography, after a long and difficult selection process, is very pleased to announce the winners of the ninth edition of the World.Report Award | Documenting Humanity 2019.
We would like to thank all participating photographers for their contribution. Without their support, this contest wouldn’t have been possible.
We look forward to seeing you in Lodi from October 5th to October 27th to visit the exhibits, meet the photographers and experience together the ninth edition of the Festival of Ethical Photography.
To discover the WRA winners visit the page👇
www.festivaldellafotografiaetica.it/world-report-award-vincitori-2019-eng/ ... See MoreSee Less
Zachary Wong, TFI's 2019 Compassion Award winner (Youth Category) made a presentation at the office our Board Member, Vivian Ho. The group was impressed with Zach's non-profit, Water for Nepal, and Vivian gave a personal donation towards his efforts. Zach just graduated from high school and will pursue his education in environmental studies this fall.
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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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3 months ago
Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Tom! A little office celebration ... and back to work! ... See MoreSee Less
6 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
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8 months ago
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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
9 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
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9 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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10 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