COVID-19 Update

To protect our community in light of COVID-19, the DER staff will be working remotely until further notice. We’re doing our best to meet the needs of filmmakers, educators, students, and others during this challenging time. READ MORE

  • NEW RELEASE

    Voices of the Rainforest

    Voices of the Rainforest is a 70-minute cinema concert–an experiential documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants. This Deluxe Edition includes a 150-page color photobook, 7.1 Blu-ray (with a 2.0 stereo track), and the 25th Anniversary edition audio CD.

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  • FEATURES

    Watch From Home

    To help educators, students, and media librarians with new online learning needs that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, between now and June 1st we’re offering unlimited streaming access to a curated selection of new releases and classic titles from our collection.

    To watch for free, use promo code WFH2020.

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  • NEW RELEASE

    Mother, Daughter, Sister

    Mother, Daughter, Sister exposes the Burmese military’s practice of using rape as a weapon of war. The film brings light to Kachin and Rohingya women activists’ efforts to enact justice for Burma’s crimes. Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses, and activists explore the far-reaching impact of sexual violence and trauma upon these communities, and together, the women call for justice.

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  • EVENTS

    DER50: Tim Asch Symposium at USC

    In November 2018, the USC School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California held a day-long symposium on the work of Timothy Asch, an event which also helped celebrate DER’s 50th anniversary.

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  • EVENTS

    The Cinema of Patience: Reflecting on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman

    As part of DER’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University hosted a film screening & panel discussion on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman.

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  • FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

    The Camera as Guest: A Conversation with Tala Hadid on House in the Fields

    We caught with up with filmmaker Tala Hadid to discuss her film House in the Fields before its New York premiere at the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

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  • NEWS

    DER Featured in WBUR's The ARTery

    A recent feature in WBUR’S The ARTery takes a look back at 50 years of DER’s history and reflects on the influence its founders have had on documentary cinema.

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