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DER's Year-in-Review 2020
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2020: DER’s Year in Review

2020 was a year like no other. As we look forward to the renewal of Spring and continuing our work in 2021, we want to take a moment to share and celebrate our 2020 accomplishments. Here are just a few highlights from the year.

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Still from The Healer and the Psychiatrist
Events

A Work of Love: A Panel Discussion on The Healer and the Psychiatrist

On December 10th, 2020 DER and the Society for Visual Anthropology teamed up for a virtual Talanoa, bringing together filmmakers and scholars from around the world to discuss Mike Poltorak’s The Healer and the Psychiatrist.

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DER Podcast : Rebecca and Pete Davis on UNRAVELLING AMERICA
Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Rebecca and Pete Davis on UNRAVELING AMERICA

For this fiscal sponsorship spotlight, we interviewed brother sister duo Rebecca and Pete Davis to discuss their film Unraveling America which explores the life and work of Robert Putnam—acclaimed political and social scientist and author of Bowling Alone.

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Buddha Mummies - Filmmakers Shooting
Filmmaker Interviews

The Life and Death of a Sokushinbutsu: A Conversation with Shayne A. P. Dahl

Anthropologist and filmmaker Shayne A. P. Dahl and DER’s Amelia Stern discussed the practices and politics involved in the making of The Buddha Mummies of North Japan.

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Mixing time and Space: A Conversation with Steven Feld on Voices of the Rainforest
Filmmaker Interviews

Mixing Time and Space: A Conversation with Steven Feld

Steven Feld’s “Voices of the Rainforest” provides viewers extraordinary access to the complex human and non-human soundscape of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest. Curious about how the film was constructed, Alice Apley “sat down” with Steve in their respective locations of Boston and Santa Fe and, over email, discussed the making of the film.

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Ju/'hoan San elder on a hunt, Namibia, 1999, © Paul Weinberg
Topics of Interest

Interview: Paul Weinberg, Photographer of San Communities in Southern Africa

Photographer Paul Weinberg talks about his work documenting San hunter-gatherer communities in  Namibia, Botswana and South Africa over three decades.

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