• NEWS

    DER Receives 2023 Preservation Grant from NFPF

    We are excited to announce that we are recipients of a 2023 preservation grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to restore two of John Marshall’s films – BITTER MELONS (1971) and N/UM TCHAI (1969).

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  • NEWS

    ITAM HAKIM HOPIIT Added to the National Film Registry

    DER is proud to announce the induction of Victor Masayesva, Jr.’s Itam Hakim Hopiit into the National Film Registry. Each year, the Library of Congress (LOC) selects 25 films deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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  • EVENTS

    Archival Legacies of the Yanomamö Series

    DER co-hosted a panel at the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival focused on the technical and aesthetic issues underlying film preservation and digital restoration and exploring the value of these films for the Yanomamö and anthropologists interested in more equitable collaborations.

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  • RESOURCES

    Indigenous Studies Film Initiative

    Our Indigenous Studies Film Initiative is a commitment to decolonize and indigenize the DER film collection and improve access to our catalogue for Indigenous audiences through the creation of an interactive map, application of reparative language to subject categories, and outreach and collaboration with communities depicted in our collection.

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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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    Founded in 1968, our mission is to champion the creation, circulation, and preservation of documentary film and media that amplifies underrepresented voices, and inspires understanding about people, cultures, and identities
    of the world.

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