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“I Am the People” Wins Inaugural John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media
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“I Am the People” Wins Inaugural John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media

If you haven’t heard our big news yet, DER was thrilled to present the first John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) this fall! We initiated the award to reinvigorate the conversation around the genre’s rich history, and to foster dialogue about the past, present and future of works that seek to document culture or engage issues related to the efficacy of film and media as a means of doing so.

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Get to know DER better in December! Spotlight on Curation & Distribution

You may know DER as a film distributor, but this December we’d like to show you that we’re so much more! DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aiming to foster community, challenge preconceptions, and safeguard our diverse cultural memory through media; 2015 has been our best year yet!

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DER Partners with Oxford University Press
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DER Partners with Oxford University Press

Many know DER for our core collection of classic films, which are truly special holdings, but both our history and film collection are rich and evolving. If you’ve kept up with our recent activity, you know that we are ushering in a new era of greater digital access to all DER films.

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DER goes to the International Intangible Heritage Film Festival

In October, I had the pleasure of participating in the International Intangible Heritage Film Festival (IIHFF) and Conference, held in Jeonju, South Korea. The festival launched the opening of the National Intangible Heritage Center, an elegant complex of buildings and outdoor spaces designed for creation, performance and preservation of various forms of Intangible Heritage, marking South Korea’s commitment to its own cultural heritage, as well as the heritage of others.

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DER Podcast: Robbie Leppzer on THE TURNING TIDE COLLECTION
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DER Podcast: Robbie Leppzer on THE TURNING TIDE COLLECTION

Recently, Executive Director Alice Apley sat down here at the DER office with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer to discuss the Turning Tide Collection.

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Rescuing Jorge Prelorán’s Films From Storage And Time_786
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Rescuing Jorge Prelorán’s Films From Storage And Time

recent article on Smithsonian.com details the Human Studies Film Archives work to restore and preserve Argentine filmmaker Jorge Prelorán’s Valle Fértil (1972)

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