Filmmaker Interviews

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My Rembetika Blues DER PODCAST
Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Mary Zournazi on MY REMBETIKA BLUES

We recently sat down with filmmaker Mary Zournazi to discuss her new film My Rembetika Blues. Rembetika music, or the Greek blues, is a music born of exile and the streets, developing its roots from the mass migration of people in the early twentieth century.

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DER Podcast: Filmmakers Margo Guernsey and Sara Archambault - What Democracy Looks Like
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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 Podcast : Rebecca and Pete Davis on UNRAVELLING AMERICA
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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
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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
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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
Filmmaker Interviews

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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