PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

The SIMA RAMA Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using SIMA RAMA, located at https://simarama.club and its directly associated domains and social network presence (collectively, “SIMA RAMA” or “Website”).

By using or accessing SIMA RAMA, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact our privacy staff at welcome@simarama.club.

The Information We Collect

When you visit SIMA RAMA you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.

When you register with SIMA RAMA, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter SIMA RAMA, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all SIMA RAMA visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use SIMA RAMA, you may set up your personal profile, connect your Facebook account, make comments, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features.

You post your own private or personal information on the Website at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on the Website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of user information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your information.

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. SIMA RAMA stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at welcome@simarama.club to request that we remove this information from our database.

By using SIMA RAMA, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to the United States of America and processed.

Use of Information Obtained by SIMA RAMA

When you register with SIMA RAMA, you create your own profile and privacy settings. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by SIMA RAMA and other relevant SIMA programs that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by SIMA RAMA primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service.

SIMA RAMA will send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. Generally, you may opt out of such emails by contacting welcome@simarama.club, though SIMA RAMA reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

SIMA RAMA may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you with SIMA RAMA

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to Social Network Platforms where we have a presence, newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Social Network Platform developers and other users of SIMA RAMA, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile.

Legal basis for handling information

Legitimate interests: In many cases, we handle personal data on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals. This includes:

    • Providing a safe and enjoyable user experience
    • Constituent service
    • Marketing, e.g. sending emails or other communications to let you know about new products, events, and services
    • Protecting our users, personnel, and property
    • Analyzing and improving our websites and services, e.g. collecting information about how you use our services to optimize the design and placement of certain features
    • Managing legal issues
  • Legal compliance: We need to use and disclose personal data in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
  • Consent: Where required by law, and in some other cases, we handle personal data on the basis of your implied or express consent.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. When you use SIMA RAMA, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, listings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, listings or other items , this information may become publicly available.

Links

SIMA RAMA may contain links to other websites or be accessed through other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by SIMA RAMA.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on SIMA RAMA is readily available through the profile editing tools. SIMA RAMA users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account and visiting https://simarama.club/membership-account/. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their SIMA RAMA account may do so on their account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of SIMA RAMA.

Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with SIMA RAMA, however, (e.g., sending a panel question or action suggestion) you cannot remove such communications. If you would like to request access to your information, request your information be deleted, or sent to you or a third party, please contact us at welcome@simarama.club.

Security

SIMA RAMA takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of SIMA RAMA, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Your data rights

You can unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link they contain. You can opt out from certain cookie-related processing by changing the proper settings in your browser. Individuals in the European Economic Area, Canada, Costa Rica and some other jurisdictions outside the United States have certain legal rights to obtain confirmation of whether we hold personal data about them, to access personal data we hold about them, and to obtain its correction, update, amendment, or deletion in appropriate circumstances. They may also object to our uses or disclosures of personal data, to request a restriction on its processing, or withdraw any consent, though such actions typically will not have retroactive effect. They also will not affect our ability to continue processing data in lawful ways.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at welcome@simarama.club. You may also contact us by mail at 632 Westbourne Drive, Los Angeles CA 90069.

 

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Filmmaker Interview with Director Mo Scarpelli

 Farzana Wahidy, FRAME BY FRAME, Production Still

 

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own — reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape — reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

FRAME BY FRAME Directors, Alexandria Bombach (left) and Mo Scarpelli (right)

What motivated you to make this film?

[Mo Scarpelli] In 2012, we traveled to Afghanistan in search of a story about perception — how and why do we form our perceptions of a country at war? And how does this intersect what is actually happening on the ground? In Kabul, we met four incredible local photojournalists. They are deeply embedded in the past, present, and future of their country, and their own truths inform their will to take ownership of Afghanistan’s story and reveal a humanness that is rarely captured by foreign media.

We knew that their stories could bridge what often feels like an insurmountable divide between Afghans and Western audiences.

The world is hankering for a more in-depth and honest view of life in today’s Afghanistan and the issues Afghans face as they stand on their own to rebuild the country. We also knew that this story couldn’t be more timely. Right now, the future of Afghanistan is mired in uncertainty. The government has just transitioned power to a new president. U.S. security forces are pulling out, foreign media is shuttering bureaus, and aid — which helped jumpstart Afghanistan’s free press movement — is dwindling. After more than 13 years of historical growth, free press stands as one of Afghanistan’s most viable hopes for political and social stability. Now is the time to shed light on the realities of building free press in a country whose future may depend on it.

What are a few memorable takeaways from your experience making this film?

So many! Production was an incredible experience. The photographers were very open with us and understood (as storytellers themselves) what we wanted to do. They trusted us, which is an immense privilege. Afghanistan’s golden light, beautiful scenery and colorful streets made it easy on us — everywhere we went, we found inspiration to make a beautiful film. Post-production was very difficult at times, because we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do the subjects’ stories justice… but it was then so rewarding to find an audience connecting deeply with them when the film was done. One of the most amazing things was when the four photographers visited the US for several festivals, and we got to know them as friends. This was a life-changing time for everyone involved.

Is your story what you thought it would be–how did it evolve from day one, to the very last day in post?

Everything changes all the time! But we knew from the start this had to be a story about human beings, and tapping into who they are, giving a very deep and honest glimpse of their experience. That notion remained throughout every stage of the process.

Any developments since releasing FRAME BY FRAME?

We have recently screened the film for the President of Afghanistan, along with the US Embassy, National Press Club and other institutions with decision-making power for free press issues — the reactions have been incredibly visceral and we are hoping the film stays with those who work on protecting local journalists anywhere in the world. There’s also an update at the end of the film on what the subjects are working on.

If you could narrow it down, what’s one film that has inspired your filmmaking career most?

ONLY THE YOUNG

What’s your favorite part about the filmmaking process?

Surprises. Everything goes ‘wrong’ in documentary in that nothing pans out the way you may have thought it would. But when you see that as an opportunity to shift the story or make the obstacles a part of the story, and when you trust it will turn out fine, it’s a sweet wild ride.

What did you shoot on?

Canon 5D, a little with the Canon C300. We needed a reliable work-horse camera, light-weight and easy to move quickly with. Also, the subjects of the film use the same / similar cameras, so we could blend in with them + other photographers in the press pool, etc. while shooting with the 5D.

What were a few stylistic choices or techniques that you used to help tell your story?

We wanted to make a beautiful, cinematic film — we had never seen a documentary that captured the immense beauty of the country before. So, it was important to us to take our time, be diligent and intention in the cinematography. We were inspired by and to try our best to create images that would even come close to the incredible photography of the subjects in the film.

What’s one item you always take with you when shooting out in the field?

Quarters… great tripod key!

What advice can you give to other impact filmmakers?

Go for it!