About DER

Learn more about our mission and history as an organization. Read profiles of or staff and board members and find out how you can get involved.

“As a source of exchange, innovation, and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”
– UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2002

MISSION

DER’s mission is to distribute, produce, and support ethnographic and documentary media that foster cross-cultural understanding and empathy, and prioritize underrepresented voices.

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HISTORY

For over fifty years, DER has been a leader at the intersection of documentary filmmaking and social science research, and is an internationally recognized center for documentary anthropology and ethnographic film.

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STAFF & BOARD

DER’s staff is committed to keeping DER programs thriving day-to-day, curating, circulating and stewarding our catalogue of films,  and supporting filmmakers in their efforts to create informed, sensitive and well-research media productions.

Our Board provides essential leadership and vision as we move the organization forward.

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WORK WitH US

We welcome inquiries regarding opportunities to work with DER.

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CONTACT US

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