• NEW RELEASE

    Small Family, Happy Family

    Small Family, Happy Family follows Mitilesh, a young woman from rural Madhya Pradesh, as she is recruited by health workers in her village to undergo sterilization and decides with her husband to pursue the surgery. Her story is situated in the larger context of population control in India, revealing how these policies affect the lives of women.

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  • EVENTS

    How Should We Live? A Free Screening & Discussion Series

    We’re delighted to announce the line-up for How Should We Live?: Cross-Cultural Journeys Through Film, a free film screening and discussion series presented by DER in partnership with The Clemente Course in the Humanities.

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  • EVENTS

    DER50: Directions in Documentary Sound

    In September 2018, DER co-sponsored “Directions in Documentary Sound: A Conversation with Stuart Cody, Sarah Elder & Ernst Karel,” an exciting program examining the importance of sound and its influence on the history of documentary.

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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

    Yanomamö Films Preservation Update

    The first 2K digital scans of the remastered Yanomamö films have come back from the lab and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Check out a sneak preview of the work in progress!

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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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