"And a response to American bigotry that begins and ends with moral denunciation is not a politics at all - it is the opposite of politics. It is surrender." (from Politics is the Solution, Jacobin)
2017. Continuing to fight for justice and fairness is our priority.
This January letter is short and simple. We announce a new and final title for one of our three films-in-production. We have a new way you can support Aubin through online purchases in 2017. And we have eight articles of recommended reading, all related to actions you can take to make your world a better place despite it all.
A Moving Body has undergone a metamorphosis into a substantial five-part series now titled
Dispatches from Cleveland. The film series continues to focus on
Clevelanders who have been long shaken by police misconduct, racial discrimination, and poverty. Depicting intersecting movements, Dispatches from Cleveland examines how residents' love for their hometown pushes them to work together to bring about real change in one of the most racially divided cities in America. We are in the final stretches of post-production for this film and we can't wait to share it with you this year!
If you haven't seen the short video based on this film that we created in partnership with Color of Change, you can watch it on our website.
Now is not a time to feel hopeless. Now is the time to speak up and invest your time, energy, heart and money into the things you believe in. Call your senator, send emails to people in positions of power, buy local, share information, join a reading or activist group, support organizations that are doing difficult work on the ground. You have the ability to make a difference. Right now.
Exciting news folks! Aubin Pictures has an Ebay account to resell some nice things. All proceeds go towards supporting a nonprofit social justice documentary production company (us!). There are some beautiful winter coats, dresses, pants, wetsuits, boots, purses, rollerskates, and even a camera lens for sale!
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Aubin Pictures Lost & Found:
Lost: The Battle but we didn't lose the war.
Found: A reaffirmation of our belief in the power of people to stand up and change the world around them.
Love, Laura T, Daresha, Laura P, Carla, Katherine, Cat, Ri.
Not pictured: Ratha, Paola, Hajer, Adrian, Emir, Gil :)