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 : Rebecca and Pete Davis on UNRAVELLING AMERICA
Filmmaker Interviews

DER Podcast: Rebecca and Pete Davis on UNRAVELING AMERICA

For this fiscal sponsorship spotlight, we interviewed brother sister duo Rebecca and Pete Davis to discuss their film Unraveling America which explores the life and work of Robert Putnam—acclaimed political and social scientist and author of Bowling Alone.

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Buddha Mummies - Filmmakers Shooting
Filmmaker Interviews

The Life and Death of a Sokushinbutsu: A Conversation with Shayne A. P. Dahl

Anthropologist and filmmaker Shayne A. P. Dahl and DER’s Amelia Stern discussed the practices and politics involved in the making of The Buddha Mummies of North Japan.

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