Oscar 2007: Cynthia Wade Reaction to Winning

Cynthia Wade, director/producer/cinematographer of the winning Short Documentary “Freeheld,” remembered that she asked her husband “to juggle two kids and a full time job” while she went to live with the subjects of her film.

Wade's style often involves living with her subjects, and she offered some thoughts for aspiring documentarians: “It's a marriage. You look that subject matter in the face and say for better or worse, for sickness and in health. You live eat and breathe the subject matter for years, it becomes one of your most valued relationships.”