Filmmaker Interviews

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Mixing time and Space: A Conversation with Steven Feld on Voices of the Rainforest
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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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Filmmaker Tala Hadid
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The Camera as Guest: A Conversation with Tala Hadid on House in the Fields

Alijah Case met 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 in October 2017.

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DER Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi
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Animating the DRC: Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi

Palabres Animées du Griot is our new collection of stop-motion films, full of lively animations ranging from folk tales to political critiques, by pioneering Congolese animator Jean-Michel Kibushi. To celebrate the collection’s release and offer more information on Kibushi’s work, we’re pleased to share this special guest interview with Kibushi, conducted by his long time friend and Sub-Saharan African animation expert, Paula Callus.

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Kristof Bilsen at screening of Elephant's Dream
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Bringing “Elephant’s Dream” back to the Congo: An Interview with Filmmaker Kristof Bilsen

We knew Kristof Bilsen had been looking forward to bringing his film, to screen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where it was made. He finally had the opportunity to do so this summer. We caught up with him to learn how the screening went.

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Collaborative Ethnography: An Interview with Filmmaker Paul Wolffram
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Collaborative Ethnography: An Interview with Filmmaker Paul Wolffram

Recently, I took the time to re-connect with DER filmmaker Paul Wolffram to learn more about the collaborative process behind his film, Stori TumbunaStori Tumbuna is about the Lak people in Papua New Guinea and their experience of myths.

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DER Podcast: Karim B Haroun on MYSTIC MASS
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DER Podcast: Karim B Haroun on MYSTIC MASS

Recently, I sat down with Karim Haroun in our office to talk about the making of MYSTIC MASS, his new film documenting the final day of the Ashura ceremony as it is practiced in Nabatiyyeh, Lebanon.

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