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Now you can learn more about - and contribute to - select film projects that are currently fiscally sponsored through our Production Assistance Program. The Program has assisted in the completion of hundreds of projects, including Oscar nominated CITIZENFOUR directed by Laura Poitras, as well as fiction features like PARIAH and Sundance 2015 premiere THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL. Over the last 5 years WMM has helped more than 120 films reach completion and channeled more than $17,000,000 to filmmakers.

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UNDUE BURDEN (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE PROVIDER)
A film by Maya Cueva and Leah Galant
“The Provider” follows traveling abortion provider, Dr. Shannon Carr, to Dallas, Texas to perform legal and safe abortions, despite strong anti-abortion opposition. Restrictive laws, such as HB2 in Texas, threaten abortion providers and force clinics to shut down. As of January, with a two-third reduction in clinics, providers, like Dr. Shannon Carr, and patients have to travel hundreds of miles to provide legal and safe services, while encountering protestors and government officials trying to limit their access.


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UNITED SKATES
A film by Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown
UNITED SKATES follows an underground subculture growing inside our country’s last standing roller rinks. It took nearly thirty years for mainstream America to discover the brilliance of jazz. Similarly, blues, R&B, and hip-hop faced equal discrimination before their success. Acknowledging the recurring pattern faced by black artists, United Skates follows the next overlooked movement as its community struggles against the same prejudice and stereotyping a century later.

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VESSEL
A film by Diana Whitten
There is a ship that sails through loopholes in international law, providing abortions at sea for women with no other option. The captain, Rebecca Gomperts, and her organization Women on Waves, sail around the world to countries where abortion is illegal. They work with a global network of locally based activists to transport women 12 miles offshore, just outside of domestic jurisdiction, where onboard doctors provide safe, legal medical abortions. Their actions shock the church, infuriate the government, exhilarate the media, and provoke mass debate among the voting population, but break no laws. They hope, instead, to change law. Vessel tells the story.

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WE LIKE AMERIKA:THE WILD WEST GOES TO EUROPE (FORMERLY THE OLD WORLD AND THE OLD WEST AND COWBOYS, INDIANS, EUROPEANS (WILD WEST EUROPE)
A film by Riva Freifeld
This documentary tells the true story of the forgotten event that set off the worldwide fascination with the American West. In the 1890s, “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his “Wild West” toured Europe with real cowboys, Native-Americans, lady sharpshooters, live buffalo, stagecoach holdups, electricity, and more. Europeans were enthralled by visions of wide-open spaces, empowered women and endless possibilities. The West became a metaphor for freedom and a projection screen for European fantasies. And the European Western was born.

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WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI
A film by Marlene McCurtis
In 1964, at the center of one of the most turbulent times in America-the Civil Rights Movement, two women, one white, one black, found a way to make a difference. These two women, Dorothy Height and Polly Cowan created Wednesdays in Mississippi, an innovative program that brought interracial teams of Northern women into Mississippi to support Southern women in their battle for racial equality. Working together hundreds of “Wednesdays” women broke through racial and gender barriers and helped change American. The 90 minute documentary film, Wednesdays in Mississippi, is the story of their achievements and the continuing fight for racial and gender equality.

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WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
A film by Beth Murphy
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS is the story of the first all-girls' school in a remote Afghan village. The film traces the inter-connected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents and tenacious school founder Razia Jan who teaches a nation, a community and the students themselves that girls also count. While the girls learn to read and write, their education goes far beyond the classroom to become lessons about tradition and time, and what it means to find your voice.

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WHERE I NEED TO GO
A film by Alexandra Brodsky
WHERE I NEED TO GO is a portrait of my father, the artist Stan Brodsky. At 83 he’s a formidable example of an artist committed to his work regardless of accolades or disappointments. The film explores his life as it intersects with key events the 20th century, as well as personal joys and tragedies transformed and made into art.

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WHERE TWO RIVERS MEET
A film by Diana Powell Ward and Allen Moore
A one-hour documentary of a road trip that I, of Celtic ancestry, will take with my African American husband, Douglas Turner Ward, our children, and grandchildren to explore the contentious role of race in U.S. history. Our journey will trace our complex ancestral origins, including an enslaved woman named Elnora and her owner, Nathan Bedford Forrest, general and founder of the Klan. During our travels a portrait of a strong and very American family emerges.


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WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?
A film by Marc Silver
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

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WHO PAYS THE PRICE? THE HUMAN COST OF ELECTRONICS
A film by Heather White and Lynn Zhang
Who Pays the Price? the Human Cost of Electronics is an investigative expose that profiles injured and chemically poisoned young Chinese workers in factories that manufacture the world’s leading electronics brands. Thousands of teenagers enter China’s export factories annually to make our favorite electronic gadgets, only to find their health ruined by the age of 25 or their right hands amputated by faulty machinery. Who Pays the Price documents their struggles to receive accurate diagnoses from hospitals and compensation from the factories that do everything they can to deny their claims. A growing movement among workers inspires hope that a change may be coming.

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WITH WINGS AND ROOTS
A film by Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Set in Berlin and New York, WITH WINGS AND ROOTS intertwines the stories of four very different young people who share a similar experience: being forced by life circumstances and society to constantly face the questions of: Where am I from, and where do I belong? Over the course of five years, the film follows these four artists and activists from immigrant families as they push the definitions of what it means to be American or German in this observational documentary set in Berlin and New York. The film is complimented by a transmedia project reimaginebelonging.org and workshops on migration, citizenship, and belonging.

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WOMAN IN THE SKY
A film by Natacha Giler
Connie Converse was a trailblazing musician who bared her soul through emotionally complex songs only to discover that 1950's America was unprepared for such candor from a woman. Discouraged, Connie packed up her VW Bug and disappeared forever, leaving behind a body of work that, nearly fifty years later, would earn her recognition as one of America's first singer-songwriters.

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A WOMAN LIKE ME (FORMERLY THE MOVIE ABOUT ANNA)
A film by Alex Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti
THE MOVIE ABOUT ANNA is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of Alex Sichel, diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (played by Lili Taylor), who manages to find the glass half full when faced with the same diagnosis. The documentary follows Alex as she uses film to explore what is foremost on her mind while confronting a terminal disease: parenting, marriage, faith, life, and death.


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WOMEN IN FLIGHT: THE DREAM IS THE TRUTH
A film by Melinda Maerker
Before WWII, the 'dream of flight' was about freedom, exploration, playfulness, and there were more women pilots, percentage-wise, than at any point in American history. After WWII, the dream of flight became a full-fledged industry. America was on its way to becoming a dominant world power -and the number of 'commercial' women pilots dramatically dropped from over 1,300 to zero. This 90-minute documentary explores the relationship of women to flight and uses it as a metaphor to examine American culture at large.


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