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DER 50th Anniversary, 1968-2018
Events

DER’s 50th Anniversary Screenings & Events

That DER is thriving after 50 years speaks to the strength of our films, our mission, and our community of filmmakers, scholars, students, and community members. We invite you to join us in celebrating our history and to help us as we look toward the next 50 years.

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Film and video materials from the DER archive. Photo by Frank Aveni
News

“On the Matter of Film” published in Anthropology Now

This September, DER’s Executive Director, Alice Apley, had her article on DER’s important, and ever-changing, role in film preservation published in Anthropology Now. Read an excerpt from the article, “On The Matter of Film.”

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Intern Projects

Faces of Change: Retrospective, part 2 – The Rise of the Filmmaker-Anthropologist

This post is part of a summer blog series on Faces of Change, one of the most important ethnographic and educational film collections of the previous century. Digitally remastered by DER in 2017, the collection is one of the earliest attempts to provide a creative documentation of a changing world through the use of then pioneering approaches of observational cinema.

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Intern Projects

Faces of Change: Retrospective for a New, Digital Chapter

This summer blog series will bring a retrospective on Faces of Change, one of the most important ethnographic and educational film collections of the previous century. Digitally remastered by DER in 2017, the collection is one of the earliest attempts to provide a creative documentation of a changing world through the use of then pioneering approaches of observational cinema.

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DER Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi
Filmmaker Interviews

Animating the DRC: Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi

Palabres Animées du Griot is our new collection of stop-motion films, full of lively animations ranging from folk tales to political critiques, by pioneering Congolese animator Jean-Michel Kibushi. To celebrate the collection’s release and offer more information on Kibushi’s work, we’re pleased to share this special guest interview with Kibushi, conducted by his long time friend and Sub-Saharan African animation expert, Paula Callus.

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Announcements

Good Luck Soup – National Broadcast May 9, 8pm ET

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Hashiguchi’s documentary GOOD LUCK SOUP will have its national broadcast premiere on America ReFramed Tuesday, May 9 at 8pm ET on PBS’s WORLD Channel. Check your local listings!

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