Blog

News, Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Robbie Leppzer on THE TURNING TIDE COLLECTION

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.


RELATED POSTS

Update on the Indigenous Studies Film Initiative
News

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.

Read More

Yanomamö Preservation Panel at the 2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival
News

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.

Read More