Why Support DER?

Educational and Community Screenings

Each year, DER films are screened in museum, community and educational settings around the world.

Researchers, Educators, and Visual Anthropologists

“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