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Illuminating change through justice-driven documentary filmmaking.

Since 1996

MEANWHILE

June 23 at Frameline

MEANWHILE is an offering, a poem where identity is an experience. In dynamic collaboration, Jacqueline Woodson (text), Meshell Ndegeocello (soundscape), Erika Dilday (support), M. Trevino (structure), and Catherine Gund (direction), combine artistsʼ expressions with historical and observational footage to unveil the profound impact of white supremacy on our human connections. This rare cinematic meditation considers how race, racism, and resistance shape our shared breath, not just in moments of violence but in the enduring, pervasive legacy of that risk.

COMING 2024

Paint Me A Road Out of Here

The 50 year journey of the women at Rikers, and a painting that finally made it out.

PAINT ME A ROAD OUT OF HERE, featuring formerly-incarcerated artist Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, uncovers the whitewashed history of Faith Ringgold’s 1971 painting, “For the Women’s House,” and discovers how its journey from Rikers Island to the Brooklyn Museum is a heartbreaking, funny and true parable for a world without mass incarceration. 

WCJA members and Mary in front of painting

Angola Do You Hear Us?

Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison

Official Trailer Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison

Aubin Pictures is a nonprofit organization for filmmakers and activists that’s run by filmmakers and activists. Our mission is to create cultural awareness and sustainable justice through transformative, community-based production and impactful distribution of media. We were founded in 1996 by documentary filmmaker and lifelong activist Catherine Gund and scholar, activist, and organizer Scot Nakagawa. Aubin’s work covers a range of topics including art and culture, racial justice, the LGBTQ+ community, reproductive justice, HIV/AIDS, and the concept of democracy. Our nine feature-length documentaries have received recognition with hundreds of film festival screenings and awards, Discovery, Sundance, and PBS broadcasts, two Emmy nominations, and other accolades over the years.