Help Support DER
What are people saying about DER?
“They take extraordinary films that are really about what it means to be a human being, and I think people will look back and when they look at America's greatest organizations DER will stand firm over the last hundred years as being an organization that really had a future vision to seeing how one can really make documentation and preserve all of the strange and lovely ways we are human beings.”
— Sarah Elder, filmmaker, The Drums of Winter
“DER is synonymous with ethnographic film in the United States… They're a one-of-a-kind institution.”
— John Bishop, filmmaker
“If I want to show something or discover something about any place in the world,
I think of DER as the place to go”
— Laura R. Graham, filmmaker Owners of the Water
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
DER Online Initiative
The landscape of film distribution is changing. Educators, students, researchers and others expect online access to film information and to the films themselves. In order to stay apace with the field, keep DER's collection of films accessible, and broaden our service to the community, we are planning a much-needed redevelopment of our website, with new architecture, new graphics, and new content. Same mission. Same great films.
Your support will:
- Improve our catalog search so educators, researchers, museums and festivals can find the films they need
- Provide more services for filmmakers regarding fundraising, film festivals, distribution, and archiving
- Expand resources for educators from study guides to filmmaker interviews, print materials to podcasts
- Build a platform for dialogue, connecting filmmakers, students, educators, archivists, exhibitors and visual anthropologists around the world
DER Community Screening Program
In supporting the DER Community Screening Program you will help DER reduce or waive screening fees so that college and university students, community groups, and mission based organizations can hold free public screenings with the goal of sparking meaningful dialogue, increasing cross-cultural understanding, and supplementing academic pursuits and curricula.
We are constantly receiving requests for screenings that, unfortunately, we cannot fulfill. Supporting this program will give community groups and students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, regions, and countries access to tools they can use to educate themselves and those around them.