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Marshall Exhibit at !Khwa tuu San Cultural Center
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Exhibition in South Africa featuring the Marshall films: Bringing Back the Archive

We are delighted to announce an exhibition featuring John Marshall’s films and Marshall expedition photos now open at the !Khwa ttu San Heritage Center outside Cape Town, South Africa. The exhibit opened in September 2023, following a multi-year collaboration between !Khwa ttu, Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and DER.

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N/um Tchai (1969)
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DER Receives 2023 Preservation Grant from NFPF

DER is excited to announce that we are recipients of a 2023 preservation grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to restore two of John Marshall’s films – BITTER MELONS (1971) and N/UM TCHAI (1969).

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Itam Hakim Hopiit - Victor Masayesva, Jr. (1984)
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Press Release: ITAM HAKIM HOPIIT Added to the National Film Registry

DER is proud to announce the induction of Victor Masayesva, Jr.’s Itam Hakim Hopiit into the National Film Registry. Each year, the Library of Congress (LOC) selects 25 films deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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Update on the Indigenous Studies Film Initiative
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Update on Indigenous Studies Film Initiative

We are excited to share an update on the progress of our Indigenous Studies Film Initiative. We’ve just completed the first phases related to re-imagining the presentation of Indigenous content on our website which was inspired by our review of contemporary Indigenous archiving standards.

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Yanomamö Preservation Panel at the 2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival
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Archival Legacies of the Yanomamö Series – Restoration and Return

In February, DER co-hosted a panel at the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival titled “Archival Legacies of the Yanomamö Series – Restoration and Return” discussed film preservation and digital restoration of the Yanomamö film series.

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Yanomamo Films Remastered - Preservation Update
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Yanomamö Films: Preservation & Digital Restoration

DER is excited to announce the release of newly restored works from the Yanomamö series! The first batch of the remastered Yanomamö series is available NOW in DVD and digital site license (DSL). As we’re excited to announce the release of the remastered Yanomamö films, we would also like to invite you to take a close look at DER’s preservation process.

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