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JEDD WIDER AND TODD WIDER FORMED WIDER FILM PROJECTS TO DEVELOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS THAT HAVE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL RESONANCE. THEIR ACADEMY AND AWARD WINNING FILMS HAVE HELPED ENACT NEW LEGISLATION, UNCOVER HIDDEN INJUSTICE, AND CREATE NUANCED, HUMAN STORIES THAT LEAD TO REAL ACTION AND POWERFUL AUDIENCE REACTION

Current Films

Charley and Benjy Seckler

 

THE WINDS OF DOWNHILL (2018)

Seven homeless people share their views on life, art and beauty, as well as their fears and dreams, at a New York City soup kitchen. We are reminded that all people, regardless of how poor or mentally ill, have humanity, and it is this humanity that allows one to see the poetry that surrounds us all, despite the desperation of one's own circumstance. 

TO THE EDGE OF THE SKY (2018)

“To the Edge of the Sky” is about the heroic and inspirational battle of four American mothers whose sons are diagnosed with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal disease and the number one genetic killer of boys, as they fight the FDA to gain access to a potentially life-saving drug. The film intimately records the transformation of these four mothers into the country's leading political activists pushing the government to allow access to a drug that may help save their sons' lives and the children of hundreds of other parents. Their story of unrelenting strength in the face of institutional adversity shows us that change is possible if you are willing to fight for it. This is a film about the power of courage, hope against all odds and the unbreakable bond between parent and child. 

 
 

Linda Bishop, Archival Photo

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM (2017)

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

 

A Time To Stir

In April 1968, five buildings on the Columbia University campus were occupied by students angry with the administration's policies. The event became a decisive moment for the New Left in America and the anti-war movement in general. This documentary re-evaluates this brief moment in America's history, moving beyond romanticized accounts of the era to penetrate the real, nuanced politics of the time.

 

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