Film documentaries used in curriculums to boost engagement

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Docademia’s mission is to provide a platform for authentic storytelling by under-represented voices. Founded by Nassim Abdi, a platform that licenses documentary films, provides film for university professors to incorporate into their curriculum, and compensates filmmakers for the use of their films. Each year, the Chicago-based startup hosts an international short film documentary contest. It receives thousands of submissions for general consideration throughout the year. Key to the startup’s success in reaching storytellers is the compensation offered via a two-year licensing deal. Film-makers approve the use of their work, including where, how and by whom. Abdi explains, “People in this generation understand something better…

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