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DER Indigenous Studies Initiative
Announcements

Press Release: DER Launches Indigenous Studies Initiative

We have embarked on an exciting initiative in support of our commitment to decolonize and indigenize the DER film collection and improve access to our catalogue for Indigenous audiences.

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DER Podcast: Filmmakers Margo Guernsey and Sara Archambault - What Democracy Looks Like
Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Margo Guernsey and Sara Archambault on WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

For this Fiscal Sponsorship Spotlight, we go behind the scenes of the 2020 election with Margo Guernsey and Sara Archambault, Co-Directors and Co-Producers of What Democracy Looks Like. Their film – shot entirely during the pandemic – looks at the experience of election officials in Rhode Island during the 2020 election.

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DER's Year-in-Review 2020
News

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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