Monthly Archives: January 2012

Filmmaker to Watch: Ric Esther Bienstock

One of our visitors for Phillips Exeter’s recent Martin Luther King Day was the Canadian, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock, who wrote and produced Frontline’s arresting 2005 episode on human trafficking, Sex Slaves. Ric screened the film and handled … Continue reading

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For Martin Luther King: On Whiteness and the Struggle to Be Human

Last summer, I launched “Wayne Street Soul” to get in the habit of writing personal narrative, knowing that I was slated to¬†offer a 20-minute autobiographical reflection to the Phillips Exeter community sometime this winter. Wednesday was judgment day. I quaked … Continue reading

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