The New Yorker Documentary
Uncommon perspectives on issues that matter to us now.
CultureIn a short documentary by Julia Jansch, the Kenyan-born Internet comedian Elsa Majimbo exposes the harsh reality of being her authentic self.
CultureA group of Black trans women fights to repeal a law used to target queer locals, in a film by Matt Nadel and Megan Plotka.
CultureWhen Groundhog Day goes virtual, the small coal-mining town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, must face its uncertain future, in this documentary short by David Zucker.
CultureThe Ukrainian filmmaker Nadia Parfan was abroad when the Russian attack of Kyiv began. In this personal essay film, she documents her painful return home.
CulturePegah Ahangarani’s emotional documentary remembers a family friend who disappeared during the Iranian Revolution.
CultureBefore she dies, the 82-year-old Bubbe wants to learn how to swim, as chronicled in a short documentary by her granddaughter, Azza Cohen.