The Personal Side of an East German Spy’s Defection, in “Betrayal”
The short documentary is full of espionage and intrigue, but, at its core, it is a story about those who get left behind.
August 5, 2020
The Dreamlike Experience of “The Song Is You”
A thirteen-minute film on art, envy, and stalking.
July 31, 2020
“My First Sessions” Explores the Relationship Between Therapy and Culture
For a Chinese college student adjusting to life in the U.S., anger and sadness felt like dark secrets, but the idea of seeing a therapist was daunting.
July 29, 2020
How the Coronavirus Has Changed Chinatown’s Restaurant Business
The historic Manhattan neighborhood is home to more than three thousand small businesses, many of them eateries that have been hit especially hard during the pandemic.
July 28, 2020
Male Infertility and the Meaning of Family in “The Pause”
Richard Yeagley’s short documentary chronicles a year in the life of a couple making difficult decisions about parenthood.
July 22, 2020
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams on Art and Empathy
From a studio in Nashville, the two country musicians talk about protest songs, how compassion feeds creativity, and why artists should never read the comments.
July 20, 2020
Female Mountain Bikers Explore the Romance of the Crash in “On Falling”
In Josephine Anderson’s short documentary, three athletes talk about what their sport has taught them about transcendence and risk.
July 15, 2020
How to Draw a Child
In a new video, a cartoonist shares the secrets of drawing convincing youngsters who don’t look like your great-uncle Carl.
July 10, 2020
“The Burning Bed” Recalls the Case That Changed How Law Enforcement Treats Domestic Violence
The new documentary looks at the landmark case of Francine Hughes and examines the inequalities in the criminal-justice system’s treatment of women who kill in self-defense.
July 9, 2020
“USA v Scott” and the Fight to Prove That Humanitarian Aid Is Not a Crime
The short documentary highlights the moral questions facing an Arizona community when Scott Warren was prosecuted for bringing water to migrants in the desert.
July 8, 2020