News, Filmmaker Interviews


Robbie Leppzer Podcast“People can make a difference. By working together from the grassroots, as a collective community, we can make a change. Even though my films deal with a variety of different issues the common theme in all of them is grassroots empowerment – that we as citizens, if we come together in a collective way, can make a difference. And so, I’m really trying to, I guess, inspire people to be engaged citizens.”

— Robbie Leppzer

Recently, Executive Director Alice Apley sat down here at the DER office with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer to discuss the Turning Tide Collection. Released as six individual DVDs, this collection spans thirty years of Leppzer’s work documenting social activism at home and abroad.


DER Podcast: Filmmakers Margo Guernsey and Sara Archambault - What Democracy Looks Like
Filmmaker Interviews

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's Year-in-Review 2020

2020: DER’s Year in Review

2020 was a year like no other. As we look forward to the renewal of Spring and continuing our work in 2021, we want to take a moment to share and celebrate our 2020 accomplishments. Here are just a few highlights from the year.

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