Ric Esther Bienstock
Ric esther bienstock

Ric Esther Bienstock is an acclaimed Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker best known for her investigative documentaries. From sex trafficking to the human organ trade, from corruption in the world of Boxing to Ebola, Bienstock’s hallmark is gaining unprecedented access to major international stories. Her films and TV series, include the 6-part series “Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” - featuring and executive produced by Samuel L. Jackson, “The Accountant of Auschwitz”, “Tales From the Organ Trade”, “Sex Slaves (aka The Real Sex Traffic)”, “Ebola: Inside an Outbreak”, “Boxing: In and Out of the Ring”, “Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour” and “Ms. Conceptions”. Her work has screened at over 80 international festivals and aired in over 130 countries
In 2020 Bienstock was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor, for “her commitment to raising awareness of global events and conflicts through film”. She also received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism for her “exceptional body of work and significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian television journalism”. Bienstock was also honoured by the Toronto International Film Festival with the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film as one of Canada’s leading women filmmakers.