Special Screening of

God Knows Where I Am

Q&A with

Director Jedd Wider

Producer Brian Ariotti

April 13th at 7:30pm

 

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.

JEDD WIDER graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law.  He is a partner at a prominent international law firm in New York, a Board Member of the not-for-profit New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and a long term supporter of Facing History in its fight against intolerance.  Through his dedication to social issues and volunteer legal work, Jedd has assisted abused women, victimized children, evicted tenants in poverty stricken regions, and elderly prisoners including those wrongfully convicted and victimized by racial discrimination.  Jedd’s knowledge and appreciation of the law and international legal systems along with his lifelong dedication to social justice has contributed a strong investigative approach to their films and helps to influence the selection and direction of subject matter for Wider Film Projects.

brian-ariotti

Brian Ariotti is a documentary editor and producer whose film credits include Delta Boys (2012), Madina’s Dream (2014), The Home Front (2015) and Meru (winner of the 2015 Sundance Audience Award). He began his career in 2007 as an intern for Nickelodeon, and has gone on to work for MTV, NBC, SCI-FI CHannel, AMC, The Onion, Vogue, HGTV, The Food Network, Bravo, VH1, Logo, Overture Films, and National Geographic.

 

 

JEDD AND TODD WIDER

For over sixteen years, Todd and Jedd Wider have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the 2012 King’s Point nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, the multiple Primetime Emmy Awarding winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) directed by Alex Gibney, the Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011) directed by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon, the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) directed by Alex Gibney, 2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary and 2009 Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) directed by Alex Gibney, the 2008 Sundance favorite Kicking It (2007) broadcast by ESPN, about the Homeless World Cup soccer tournament, the POV film A Dream in Doubt (2007) about the first post 9/11 revenge killing, Morgan Spurlock’s What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) about our obsession with materialism and consumption, the critically acclaimed Beyond Conviction (2006) directed by Rachel Libert, about restorative justice and victim-offender mediation in the Pennsylvania prison system, broadcast on MSNBC, and Paul Cronin’s A Time to Stir about the Columbia University student uprisings in 1968.

In 2011, Todd Wider and Jedd Wider were each nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures. 

The Wider’s commitment to social justice through film has been and remains informed by their respective professional endeavors.