Long Live Benjamin – A portrait painter’s beloved monkey

What happens when a man’s best friend is a capuchin monkey? In the first episode of this six-part documentary, the artist Allen Hirsch makes a surprising discovery while on honeymoon in Venezuela. (New York Times Op-Doc)

STAY CLOSE: One Man’s Unlikely Path to Olympic Glory

By Shuhan Fan and Luther Clement Ms. Fan and Mr. Clement are filmmakers. You might think that Keeth Smart, the stoic Olympic fencer portrayed in this film, would be morose as he recounts his parents’ passing or his own brush with death. Instead,…

The Wolf’s Mouth: Reporting is His Superpower

By Jesse Moss Beyond the scenes of handcuffed people and crying children that Mario Guevara has documented in covering the increase in immigration-related arrests around Atlanta, one series of images haunts me. These are the vans used by day laborers that…

Holding on to the Farm

By Lewis Bennett Mr. Bennett is a documentary filmmaker. Oct. 9, 2018 To make this film, my co-director, Ben, and I spent six days camped out at my family’s long-abandoned farm deep in the Saskatchewan prairie. We pitched our tents…

‘WE BECAME FRAGMENTS’: A Teenager Who Fled Syrian War Starts Over in Canada

By Samantha Power When I met Ibraheem in 2014, he had already endured more as a 12-year-old than most of us could ever imagine: the terror of Assad’s barrel bombs, the loss of his mother and four siblings, and the…

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