SIMA Stories

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Miss Ayokunmi Ogunnaiya Educator Impact Story (Nigeria)

“I believe film is a powerful tool for social change because people will not forget what they saw. Visual learning is very powerful to the human race.” — Miss Ayokunmi […]

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Maroua Ameziane Educator Impact Story (Morocco)

“Film is a powerful tool for social change because it is a form of proof, a proof that presents multiple answers about multiple questions, and if exploited correctly, a film […]

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Carlo Steensma Impact Story (UK)

“The screening undoubtedly opened up the knowledge base with regards to the impact of the animal industries on our oceans, forests, climate, food production systems and responsible consumption…the audiences were […]

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Bukola Olalere Impact Story (Nigeria)

“We screened [SIMA Academy film] JUANITA to Leprosy patients who were well enough to attend. It was a great event particularly because we had the opportunity to meet newly admitted […]

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Ms. Shaan Impact Story (Thailand)

“One of the most amazing things about BIG DAMAGE was that it brought out how the 17 SDGs cannot be met in silos. Participants agreed that while they had expertise […]

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McCarthy Samalani Educator Impact Story (Malawi)

“Climate change is the issue of life and death, it is a known fact that the threat of climate change is real globally and Malawi in particular as evidenced by […]

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Maruf Hossain Impact Story (Bangladesh)

“This event helped my fellow students to internalize and act to end modern slavery and human trafficking. Many attendees were able to make links, observations and comparisons between the film […]

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Léonidas Nzigamasab Impact Story (Burundi)

“After watching Kayayo and seeing the spark it ignited in the students, I have no doubt that film has the potential to change the world. For a minute, we felt […]

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Joseph Archibald Whadji Educator Impact Story (Ghana)

“I am glad to have gained access to SIMA Academy’s broad-based lessons on diverse topical issues affecting the human race. It has totally tuned my perspective to which my students […]

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What do we mean by tolerance?

By Gemma Bradshaw, SIMA Academy Editorial Contributor. With the UN’s International Day for Tolerance on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about how these big meaningful words get lost in translation. Somewhere along […]

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Starting Conversations About Gender Equality With Your Students

It’s hard to argue with the idea that every child has a right to reach their full potential. Yet gender inequality stubbornly persists and prevents many from doing exactly that. […]

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Can documentary films be a fast track to global citizenship?

Film Still | From Gangs to Gardens We are living in an increasingly visual world. Whether it’s watching the news or sharing a meme, we’re communicating more and more with […]