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Yanomamo Films Restoration Update
News

Remastered Yanomamö Films Update

The first 2K digital scans of the Yanomamö films have come back from the lab and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Check out a sneak preview of the work in progress!

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DER at 50
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DER at 50

In 2018, DER turned 50! This is the first in a series of posts looking back at the many highlights and events of our anniversary year.

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DER 50th Anniversary, 1968-2018
Events

DER’s 50th Anniversary Screenings & Events

That DER is thriving after 50 years speaks to the strength of our films, our mission, and our community of filmmakers, scholars, students, and community members. We invite you to join us in celebrating our history and to help us as we look toward the next 50 years.

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DER featured in WBUR's The ARTery
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DER Featured in The ARTery

Learn more about our origins and legacy in a special feature in WBUR’S The ARTery.

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Film and video materials from the DER archive. Photo by Frank Aveni
News

“On the Matter of Film” published in Anthropology Now

This September, DER’s Executive Director, Alice Apley, had her article on DER’s important, and ever-changing, role in film preservation published in Anthropology Now. Read an excerpt from the article, “On The Matter of Film.”

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Intern Projects

Faces of Change: Retrospective, part 2 – The Rise of the Filmmaker-Anthropologist

This post is part of a summer blog series on Faces of Change, one of the most important ethnographic and educational film collections of the previous century. Digitally remastered by DER in 2017, the collection is one of the earliest attempts to provide a creative documentation of a changing world through the use of then pioneering approaches of observational cinema.

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