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DER awarded NEH grant for Cinepedia Ethnographica
Announcements

DER Awarded NEH Grant for Cinepedia Ethnographica

We are excited to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded DER a $50,000 planning grant for the development of Cinepedia Ethnographica, a first-of-its-kind open access catalog of ethnographic film.

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Kristof Bilsen at screening of Elephant's Dream
Filmmaker Interviews

Bringing “Elephant’s Dream” back to the Congo: An Interview with Filmmaker Kristof Bilsen

We knew Kristof Bilsen had been looking forward to bringing his film, to screen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where it was made. He finally had the opportunity to do so this summer. We caught up with him to learn how the screening went.

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Margaret Mead FF 40-for-40
News

Alice Apley named one of the “40 for 40” at Margaret Mead Film Festival

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and DER is thrilled to be participating! We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Alice Apley, has been selected to participate in the festival’s special anniversary program, “40 for 40”

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Staff Picks: DER's Summer Interns
Staff Picks, Intern Projects

Spotlight On DER’s Summer Interns

Here at DER, we were lucky to have a fantastic group of talented and dedicated interns with us this summer! To honor this passionate group of cinephiles and acknowledge their hard work, we’ve asked them to share a bit about themselves and their favorite films from a documentary intensive summer at DER.

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Collaborative Ethnography: An Interview with Filmmaker Paul Wolffram
Filmmaker Interviews

Collaborative Ethnography: An Interview with Filmmaker Paul Wolffram

Recently, I took the time to re-connect with DER filmmaker Paul Wolffram to learn more about the collaborative process behind his film, Stori TumbunaStori Tumbuna is about the Lak people in Papua New Guinea and their experience of myths.

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News

Support Documentary Film – Donate to DER

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know DER! Now we are asking for you help, so we can continue to support and advance the best ethnographic and documentary works being made.

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