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Support Documentary Film – Donate to DER

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know DER! Now we are asking for you help, so we can continue to support and advance the best ethnographic and documentary works being made.

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Get to know DER: Spotlight on Collection Management & Preservation

Welcome to our Spotlight on Collection Management & Preservation, part three in our series to help you get to know DER better this December!

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Opening and Closing the DER Vault 1968-2015
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Opening and Closing the DER Vault – 1968-2015

In the late 1960s, Lorna Marshall opened an account at a well known storage warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts to house the Marshall family’s materials from their Kalahari trips. In the following 40 years, “the vault” (as it became known) also provided a secure location for original film elements, distribution prints, and other materials related to the work of DER founders, filmmakers, and friends.

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Get to know DER: Spotlight on Production & Production Support

Welcome to our Spotlight on Production & Production Support, part two in our series to help you get to know DER better this December!

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“I Am the People” Wins Inaugural John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media
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“I Am the People” Wins Inaugural John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media

If you haven’t heard our big news yet, DER was thrilled to present the first John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) this fall! We initiated the award to reinvigorate the conversation around the genre’s rich history, and to foster dialogue about the past, present and future of works that seek to document culture or engage issues related to the efficacy of film and media as a means of doing so.

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Get to know DER better in December! Spotlight on Curation & Distribution

You may know DER as a film distributor, but this December we’d like to show you that we’re so much more! DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aiming to foster community, challenge preconceptions, and safeguard our diverse cultural memory through media; 2015 has been our best year yet!

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