Nilima Abrams is a documentary filmmaker and social entrepreneur with extensive experience in India. She wrote an award-winning honors thesis on schools and media in India while studying at UVM. She also made a film on child labor prevention in India, and went on to complete an MFA in documentary film at Stanford. She has taught kids filmmaking in India, as well as native Vermont and Somali refugee youth, in a summer camp she co-created. Nilima received a Fulbright Fellowship to spend a year in India filming for Kali Yuga Chants and guiding students on The Tent Village, which aired nationally on PBS, as well as at festivals around the country. Nilima works as a freelance filmmaker including for PBS, and teaches two documentary courses at the University of VT. Besides filmmaking, Nilima works in various media to make “good causes” accessible. She created a mobile app startup to celebrate volunteerism — Reward Volunteers — which was sold and is being used nationally; also, she consults for a national clothing company to integrate fun, fundraising designs in their line.
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