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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 Academy Award nominated films WHICH WAY HOME by Rebecca Camissa (Best Documentary '09) and NERAKOON by Ellen Kuras, (Best Documentary '08; Sundance Award winning films like THE OATH by Laura Poitras and EL GENERAL by Natalia Alamada as well as fiction features like BOYS DON'T CRY and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST.  Over the last 5 years WMM has helped more than 100 films reach completion and channeled more than $10,000,000 to filmmakers.

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WMM's Production Assistance and Fiscal Sponsorship Programs are separate from our Distribution Service. The films listed on this page ARE NOT part of our distribution catalog and therefore submitting a donation does NOT entitle you to a copy of the video.
 

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UNFINISHED SPACES (FORMERLY: UNFINISHED SPACES: CUBA'S ARCHITECTURE OF REVOLUTION)
A film by Alysa Nahmias
Unfinished Spaces (Espacios Inacabados) explores the Cuban Revolution through its most significant architectural achievement, the National Art Schools. It follows the lives of the architects of the schools, who have responded differently to 40 years of transformations in Cuba. The documentary traces the trajectory of the Revolution with this captivating symbol as guide. It asks whether the National Art Schools - endangered monuments - will receive the support they need.

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UNSPEAKABLE
A film by Sally Heckel
How do you live your life after your father kills himself? In "Unspeakable" (90 min, 16mm), filmmaker/daughter Sally Heckel excavates family memories, piecing them together with voiceover and images of subtle beauty in a profound meditation on death and survival.

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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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VOICES FROM THE ATTIC II: THE STORY
A film by Debbie Goodstein
The Other Side of the Story is a sequel to Debbie Goodstein’s Voices from the Attic (1989), about her journey the attic in Poland where her mother’s family hid from the Nazis during World War II. In 2012, Goodstein traveled back with 26 family members and realized there was another side to this story: learning the perspective of the Farmer who helped them, his wife, and their family seemed a critical part of her own family’s understanding of their history.

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WAIT FOR ME
A film by Ross Kauffman
In 1985, John Ewing Dreyfous, a young man from a well-to-do family took a bicycle trip across southern Europe, wandered into Bangladesh, traveled through India, and vanished while hiking in the rugged foothills of the Himalayas. He was never seen or heard from again. WAIT FOR ME is the story of a mother’s spiritual and emotional search for her son—a ceaseless trek, propelled by an unconditional love and an unwavering belief that he may still be alive.


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WATCHERS OF THE SKY
A film by Edet Belzberg
WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word ‘genocide’. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Problem From Hell," WATCHERS OF THE SKY traverses time and continents to explore genocide and the cycle of violence.

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WE WOMEN WARRIORS (FORMERLY WEAVING WISDOM)
A film by Nicole Karsin
WE WOMEN WARRIORS follows three brave and remarkable native women in Colombia as they nonviolently lead their people and defend their autonomy amid ongoing warfare.

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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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WHEN HARLEM CAME TO PARIS (FORMERLY PARIS NOIR)
A film by Joanne Burke
A one-hour historical and cultural documentary about the crucial role Paris has played in the lives of African American artists, writers, musicians and entertainers. The film will examine what drew African Americans to Paris (many of whom became important artists and writers during the Harlem Renaissance and later), what kept some there, and why others went home.


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WHEN THE CONDOR MEETS THE EAGLE
A film by A film by Marta Bautis
A feature-length documentary film that journeys to forests, mountains and large cities in South and North America as it searches for solutions to the ecological destruction that is affecting our planet Earth.

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WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL
A film by Sasha Friedlander
Where Heaven Meets Hell follows four of the nearly 500 sulfur miners working at Kawah Ijen, an active volcano in Indonesia. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the endemic poverty and lack of education that haunts their community. Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, the miners search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs.

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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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THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY
A film by Richard Barber
THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY is a documentary feature film that plunges viewers into the world of New Orleans marching bands. The directors of three bands help kids get past the lures and dangers of the streets and make it to adulthood, as they pass on a powerful musical legacy. The film focuses on four band members: With small video cameras these kids take us into their homes and into the streets, and reveal the city through their eyes.

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WITH WINGS AND ROOTS
A film by Christina Antonakos-Wallace
WITH WINGS AND ROOTS is a feature-length documentary and multi-platform project set in Berlin and New York that explores what gets termed "assimilation" in the USA and "integration" in Germany. Set in two countries currently struggling with immigration and national identity, the film tells the stories of six children of immigrants from diverse backgrounds who are striving to expand their definitions of belonging. A wedding, a new career, applying for citizenship through footage and in-depth conversations, the protagonists go through personal rites of passage, each facing questions of identity and belonging and finding different ways to root themselves. WITH WINGS AND ROOTS takes a transnational approach to explore how young people in one old and one new immigration society are redefining culture, citizenship, race, and belonging in this era of unprecedented global migration.


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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 powe -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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THE WORLD BEFORE HER
A film by Nisha Pahuja
Moving between two extremes—the intimate verité drama of the Miss India pageant’s rigourous beauty “bootcamp” and the intense regime of a militant Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls, The World Before Her lays bare the complex dreams of its heroines and shows us a country at war with itself.

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THE ZO (FORMERLY THE ZO AND THE INVISIBLE FRIEND)
A film by Glenda Wharton
The Zo tells the tale of a child kept in a nightmare house by a monster. A lyrical journey into the dark night of abuse, wonderful drawings explores the depths and flights of the subconscious. “ Zo…” propels animation from children’s entertainment into adult psychological drama.

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