Wed. October 13, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

New Yorker Documentary Shorts

The New Yorker, Condé Nast Entertainment
A collage of stills from the New Yorker Shorts.


The New Yorker is considered by many to be one of the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, and humor. We are excited to present four documentary shorts from the publication:

A Broken House (Jimmy Goldblum)

A Syrian architect and artist stuck in the U.S. on a single-entry visa eases his homesickness by sculpting life-like renditions of the home he left behind.

Ain’t No Time for Women (Sarra El Abed)

A group of women is gathered at Saïda’s, the hairdresser, on the eve of the presidential election. The salon is transformed into a town square, mirroring the internal turmoil of the country. In this female sanctuary, we get an intimate look at the county’s teenage democracy.

Joe Buffalo (Amar Chebib)

Joe Buffalo is an Indigenous skateboard legend. He’s also a survivor of Canada’s notorious Indian Residential School system. Following a traumatic childhood and decades of addiction, Joe must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.

Mama (Pablo De la Chica)

In a brutally dangerous landscape, sanctuary becomes the most valued commodity–both to heal and be healed. Mama Zawadi and her "babies," orphaned baby chimpanzees traumatized by the violence threatening their extinction, find their own sanctuary together at the Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Center where unconditional love is the first step in healing the wounds of war.

This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. Participants to be announced soon!

Captioning and ASL will be provided for this virtual showing and conversation.

Panelist Bios