“As a source of exchange, innovation, and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”
– UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2002
DER acknowledges the ancestral and sacred land of the Massa-adchu-es-et (Massachusett) and their neighbors the Wampanoag, and Nipmuc Peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations.
DER’s mission is to distribute, produce, and support ethnographic and documentary media that foster cross-cultural understanding and empathy, and prioritize underrepresented voices.
For over fifty years, DER has been a leader at the intersection of documentary filmmaking and social science research, and is an internationally recognized center for documentary anthropology and ethnographic film.
STAFF & BOARD
DER’s staff is committed to keeping DER programs thriving day-to-day, curating, circulating and stewarding our catalogue of films, and supporting filmmakers in their efforts to create informed, sensitive and well-research media productions.
Our Board provides essential leadership and vision as we move the organization forward.
WORK WitH US
We welcome inquiries regarding opportunities to work with DER.
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