As a Boston-based documentary filmmaker and editor, Ben loves to make films that raise awareness about social causes. He produced and edited a documentary for WGBH about the pros and cons of competition, and is currently working with his students on another WGBH short about global warming's effects on New England fishing. He worked on camera, sound, editing, and research for two feature-length documentaries: Traces of the Trade, which opened the POV season last year, and A Lighter Footprint, a film about living sustainably (still in production). He has produced awareness-raising short pieces on time banks, local currencies, and immigration, and most recently cut the trailer for the 2009 Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Ben has taught creative technology (filmmaking, graphic and web design, animation, digital music) to high school students for almost 10 years. He was a teaching assistant for the Workshops' Four-Week Documentary course, and over the past several summers he has taken most of the courses in the Workshops' Documentary Film track and taught the Film & Video Teachers Workshop, in 2009. He holds a Masters in Documentary Film from Goddard College.