SIMA RAMA is a monthly digital film club for bold, beautiful and award-winning impact cinema that connects members directly with creators, experts, live forums and curated actions.

SOCIAL IMPACT – it takes a village/ club.

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HOW DOES SIMA RAMA WORK?

Its simple:

  • One stunning, hand-picked documentary goes live at noon on the first Sunday of every month, and is available to watch for one week.
  • During that week members can access CURATED ACTIONS, see what artists, activists and organizations are doing about the issue the film spotlights, POST QUESTIONS for our panelists, and ADD ACTIONS.
  • On Thursday at 11:00 am (PST) that same week, audience QUESTIONS are discussed in a live 30-minute moderated panel with thought-leaders and filmmakers. CROWDSOURCED ACTIONS are published at the end of each month.

 

WHERE IS IT?

Cyberspace! SIMA RAMA is a completely digital film club. Even the panels are hosted online.

WHAT ARE CURATED + CROWDSOURCED ACTIONS?

Every month we recommend and curate action tools (our staff picks of vetted ways to get involved) that are featured and packaged for each film. Members can add actions and resources to our list, crowdsourcing knowledge and solutions that we highlight in our facebook forum and publish each month as part of our Almanac of Activism.

HOW CAN I SEE DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS FILMS?

All discussions and actions are archived on the SIMA RAMA site so you can access them anytime.

DO I NEED A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT TO BECOME A MEMBER?

You don’t need a Facebook account to become a member – HOWEVER – you will need one in order to participate in the online forum + panel.

HOW DO I JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP?

Once you sign up, you will receive a link to join the group at the email you signed up with.

HOW ARE THE FILMS CHOSEN?

We select award-winning films from the annual international SIMA Awards. Obviously, we can’t talk about every social issue every month (as much as we’d like to) but with access to the most relevant stories and most powerful filmmaking from over 140 countries, we are sure to bring you the greatest contemporary impact cinema.

WHY WE RAMA?

We screened SIMA films across 6 continents for the past 5 years, witnessed the demand to build a global digital-community around today’s most pressing issues, and asked ourselves: What if people around the world saw the same doc each month and crowdsourced solutions to the issue it illuminates? We are here to find out.

WHAT ARE THE MEMBERSHIP FEES?

$5 per month (first month free) – or – $55 a year.

WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP FEE COVER?

It covers the cost of film rights, staffing, platform and club management. SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Los Angeles, California dedicated to advancing cross-cultural understanding, human rights and education by supporting and amplifying the works of content creators on the front-lines of social change. In short, your membership pays filmmakers and helps an awesome nonprofit catalyze the power of impact cinema worldwide.

CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

Yes, if you’re paying monthly you can cancel at anytime. The cancellation will go into effect within 30 days. If you’ve paid annually, no refunds will be issued and we encourage you to utilize the platform as much possible for the time being!

HOW CAN I SUBSCRIBE?

Join the club right here.