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Contemplating and encouraging action for social change is a constant in our lives, but it's important to take time to reflect on our accomplishments and nourish ourselves as well. 

Our November newsletter focuses its 20th Anniversary spotlight on two decades of socially conscious filmmaking, in an exciting wrap up of the many ways we have pushed cultural transformation forward over the years. We've tried to keep this month's edition short and sweet and encourage you to share accomplishments that make you proud. Thank you for your continued support!

This month's song is Lizzo's song " Good as Hell," a powerful anthem to make all you sistahs feel good as hell! 
20th Anniversary Spotlight

We at Aubin Pictures are super excited to share our brand new company reel in celebration of our 20th Anniversary.  A huge THANK YOU to Paola Ossa,  Katherine Fana , Ri Lindegren , and Hajer Salem for the many caffeinated hours they dedicated to making this possible and oh-so fabulous.

Aubin Pictures: 20 Years of Socially Conscious Filmmaking - Sizzle Reel
Aubin Pictures Reel: 20 Years of Socially Conscious Filmmaking
Updates from our 
What's On Your Plate? partners!

Our What's On Your Plate?  book giveaway continues to keep on giving, as our partners around the USA find new & creative ways to keep kids asking important questions about where their food comes from! 

T he  Laundromat Project believes art, culture, and engaged imagi nations can change the way people see the world, open them up to new ideas, and connect them with their neighbors. They recently held  a raffle and donated WOYP? books to Bronx locals as part of the Kelly Street Block Party, organized by residents and the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association. Here are two of the raffle winners, excited to take home cool new recipes and games!


Tampa Bay Big Brothers Big Sisters recently started up a Y oga and Cooking Girls Group and gave out books to the Big Sisters and the Little Sisters. They were all excited to try out the recipes and to cook together. BBBS's  mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 


Tanya Selvaratnam & Catherine Gund
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Focus on Film: A Few Things We Love

Deep Run Trailer
Deep Run Trailer

DEEP RUN is a powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex-partner, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans-man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences every day.  An intimate study of young outsiders in an insular Christian community, DEEP RUN explores the intersection of modern identity and faith in the American South.  Executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer)
SEED: The Untold Story (Official Trailer)

F ew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story  follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most vital resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Lost & Found

Lost: Our collective sense of empathy
Found: This excellent book nestled in this cozy large H&M sweater. 
Email us if you accidentally left either the book or the shirt in our gentle care!


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