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The work of Documentary Educational Resources would not be possible without the support of an international community of individuals who care about film for preserving cultural heritage and engaging in cross-cultural learning.  Contributions help ensure that DER remains active in fostering the preservation, promotion, and access to cross-cultural films

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Or you can call the DER office at (617) 926-0491 to learn more about how to get involved and support DER.  Thank you!




Annual Appeal

A gift to DER’s Annual Appeal provides crucial support for daily operations while also ensuring that DER will thrive for new generations of filmmakers and viewers. Your gift helps us offer free and discounted community screenings, preserve and remaster classic films such as the Yanomamö film series and Faces of Change collection, offer discounted consultations with filmmakers on subjects from funding, to production to preservation, and promote the history and future of ethnographic filmmaking through initiatives such as the John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Film.


DER’s Adopt-A-Film program gives donors the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and remastering of classic titles. Many of DER’s most important works were shot on film and are in desperate need of restoration. The original film elements, in most cases, are kept in cold storage in a preservation facility. New technologies enable cost-effective opportunities for creating newly restored preservation masters on film as well as high definition, 2K or 4K digital masters that more closely resemble the original film experience. When you Adopt-A-Film through DER, your name will be included in the preservation credits.  For further information, contact Alice Apley.

Corporate Support

DER invites corporate sponsors to support the continued expansion of our mission and programs. If your company is interested in exploring ways to work with DER’s initiatives and programs, please contact Alice Apley at 617-926-0491.

DER receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.