Project Description

Benji Zusman

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FSC-Harvard Fellow 2007-08

After graduating from Harvard University in 2004 with a degree in biochemistry, Benji Zusman lived for a year in the Darien forests of Panama, filming a narrative that unfolds around the “Darien Gap” – a sixty square mile patch of roadless jungle in the southernmost province of Panama, along the border with Colombia. The film will focus on the people and land around this single remaining gap in the 16,000 mile intercontinental Pan-American Highway. With the Film Study Center, he will bring Darien Gap to completion. Since returning from Central America, Benji has been involved in a network of projects ranging from Panama to Peru to Montana, as part of the video and audio collective CURIOUS. He currently works in the Biosensor and Molecular Technologies Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.