It’s the same category that made Netflix an Oscar winner this past February, for “The White Helmets,” directors Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara’s tribute to Syrian first responders. Netflix could claim the honor again with “Heroin(e),” but The New York Times Op-Docs team has a stronger showing on the shortlist, generating three of the films: “Ten Meter Tower,” “Alone,” and “116 Cameras.” Five nominees will ultimately be selected.
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To expand on the success of its opinion model, the newspaper launched its Op-Docs series in November 2011. “The Op-Ed page is the place