Convincing someone to let you follow them around as you go about your day is hard enough. Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash, directors of the new Netflix documentary series “Lenox Hill,” had to persuade a quartet of doctors at the Greenwich Village hospital to allow them into some of the most intimate parts of their daily lives.
In order to gain the trust of not only them but the patients in their care, the key to was to be incredibly up front about what they were looking to do with what became an eight-part documentary.
“Trust is everything in what we do. It’s trust and really conveying your intention. It’s your intentions that make it meaningful at the end,” Barash told IndieWire. “Trust is a very important commodity, especially with these characters. They’re revealing themselves, their stories, and private lives, their connection to their patients. Without that, you really can’t portray something that really captures a moment with them.”
“Lenox” Hill is available now on Netflix.
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