Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Jeff Silva on BALKAN RHAPSODIES
Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Jeff Silva on BALKAN RHAPSODIES

On one of Boston’s first beautiful spring days of 2015, I had the opportunity to meet with artist, filmmaker, and my former professor, Jeff Silva, to discuss his film, Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War. Jeff had been working on his latest project in a dark edit room all day, and my visit was a good excuse for a breath of fresh air.

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DER Podcast: Robbie Leppzer on THE TURNING TIDE COLLECTION
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DER Podcast: Robbie Leppzer on THE TURNING TIDE COLLECTION

Recently, Executive Director Alice Apley sat down here at the DER office with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer to discuss the Turning Tide Collection.

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DER Podcast: Jason Burlage on MI CHACRA
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DER Podcast: Jason Burlage on MI CHACRA

When I was at Hot Docs last month, amidst all the chaos and excitement, I ran into DER filmmaker Jason Burlage. Jason directed Mi Chacra, a gem of a film that explores rural Peruvian life through the story of Feliciano, a Quechuan farmer.

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DER Podcast: Lalita Krishna on MALLAMALL
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DER Podcast: Margaret Mead Filmmaker Awardee Lalita Krishna on MALLAMALL

Director and Producer, Lalita Krishna, received an Honorable Mention Award at this year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival for her film, Mallamall. While the closing night party carried on upstairs, Lalita and I snuck down to the echo-y 77th Street lobby of the American Museum of Natural History to talk about the film.

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DER Podcast: Willem Timmers on FRAMING THE OTHER
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DER Podcast: Filmmaker Willem Timmers on FRAMING THE OTHER

A couple of days after Framing the Other screened at the Margaret Mead Film Festival — alongside Cannibal Tours, one of the inspirations for the film — the film’s director, Willem Timmers, and I took a walk on New York City’s Highline.

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DER Podcast: Naomi Levari on AMEER GOT HIS GUN
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DER Podcast: Director Naomi Levari talks AMEER GOT HIS GUN

We are happy to announce the first screening in DER’s 2013 Fall Film Series was a great success! On September 19th, Ameer Got His Gun was shown at Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room, and was followed by a thought-provoking Q and A with the film’s director, Naomi Levari.

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