How far would you go to save your son's life? To the Edge of the Sky follows four families as they fight the FDA to gain access to a potentially lifesaving drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal disease their sons suffer from and the number one genetic killer of boys in the world. With a promising drug on the horizon, we witness the transformation of the parents of four boys into political activists and heroes during their righteous battle against time and the FDA.
Well-educated, New Hampshire mother, Linda Bishop, was determined to stay free of the mental health system after her early release from a 3 year commitment to New Hampshire State Hospital. Instead, she became a prisoner of her own mind, a fate which she documents in one of the most evocative and chilling accounts of mental illness and of our systemic failure to protect those suffering from it.
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.