DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to distribute, produce, and support ethnographic and documentary media that foster cross-cultural understanding and empathy, and prioritize underrepresented voices.
Why Support DER?
DER has been one of the foremost distributors of ethnographic film since its founding in 1968. Hear from our biggest supporters on why our work matters now more than ever.
Our work is crucial in ensuring that quality, ethnographic media is accessible for generations to come.
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Consider donating to further our mission to preserve and provide access to significant cross-cultural media. Contributions can be made directly to our Annual Appeal, Adopt-A-Film, or Corporate Support Programs.