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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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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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UNREST (FORMERLY CANARY IN A COAL MINE)
A film by Jennifer Brea
When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.


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UNTITLED RACE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT
A film by Ursula Liang, Rajal Pitroda and Chanelle Aponte Pearson
A nuanced look at how two communities of color navigate an uneven criminal justice system, anchored by one polarizing New York City case.


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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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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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WISDOM GONE WILD
A film by Rea Tajiri
At 93, Rose Noda Tajiri is a time traveler, a concentration camp survivor; a spiritual seeker, a woman who at fifteen dreamt of hitchhiking across Europe. Rea, her filmmaker daughter, has been geographically distant for many decades. When Rose develops dementia -- the two are united. Rea enters Rose’s world, listening attentively and suspending judgement. This results in their journey of the mind towards a new communication based on their mutual love for art and spirituality and the language of the elders.

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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'S WORK
A film by Yu Gu
Football and feminism collide in this feature documentary that follows three former NFL cheerleaders as they battle against their former teams and the league to reverse 50 years of illegal employment practices. Their legal and personal journeys shed light on gender inequality today, while instigating league-wide reform.


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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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YOUNGSTOWN
A film by Karla Murthy (dir./ prod.) and Alexandra Nikolchev (prod.)
Among the ruins of the Rust Belt, a new generation must rebuild their city and their lives to survive. Interwoven storylines capture Youngstown on the cusp of change, trying to wrest itself from the past and begin anew: millennials rebuilding abandoned homes, hard-hit families struggling to keep their homes, a drug dealer turned city councilman, a mayor dogged by his corrupt past, culminating with a contentious local election which underscores our central question: is redemption possible and for whom?

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