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Doc Stories Test Event: “How to Be Alone”

This is a free screening, designed to help test your setup in advance of Doc Stories (Dec 3–6). Registrants will have access to view this film for a limited time, and views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. Visit our FAQ for more info.


Film Available to Stream

Mon, Nov 30 at 9:00 am – Sun, Dec 6 at 11:59 pm PST

Streaming Window Ended



Get ready for the upcoming Doc Stories film series with a free screening of a delightful, timely short film from the New York Times Op-Docs team.

Sindha Agha’s wry seven-minute video essay riffs on a variety of quarantine quandaries, including how to structure seemingly endless days, nostalgia for things that never happened, hummingbirds, solitude, and polar explorers.

Thanks to Lindsay Crouse and The New York Times Op-Docs for providing this short as a means for our audience to test the Doc Stories experience. If you want to see more Op-Docs, be sure to check out the full program, viewable December 3–6!

This screening is being hosted on the same streaming platform as the entire Doc Stories film program. We recommend using this opportunity to test your setup, watch the film on your preferred device, and contact us using the chat function in the lower right of this page to troubleshoot any technical issues.

Director Sindha Agha

Sindha Agha is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has created viral digital pieces with distinct & vibrant visuals. Agha kicked off her career by writing and directing Birth Control Your Own Adventure, a tragicomic short acquired by the New York Times. Agha has since been awarded two separate Sundance Institute fellowships, directed two seasons of her critically acclaimed series Body Language for BBC Three, and contributed to Radiolab, the New Yorker, Vox, and the Atlantic.