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Dispatches from Cleveland


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Dispatches from Cleveland


THE EMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCERS OF A TOUCH OF GREATNESS AND BORN TO FLY PRESENT

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Dispatches from Cleveland is a series of five 12-minute documentary films focused on ordinary Clevelanders who have been long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty. 

Depicting intersecting movements in Cleveland, the series 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.

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Dispatches from Cleveland is a series of five 12-minute documentary films focused on ordinary Clevelanders who have been long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty. 

Depicting intersecting movements in Cleveland, the series 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.

Black voters in Cleveland came together and used their power, forcing their District Attorney out of office when he refused to hold police accountable and indict the police officer who murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Watch and share, then do something about it: visit VotingWhileBlack.com to share voter guides for critical prosecutor races, and find out how you can help get out the vote November 8th, right from home. Be powerful. #VotingWhileBlack A creative partnership between Aubin Pictures & Color of Change.

www.colorofchangepac.org


GALLERY


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The Film


"Like many of our nation’s cities,

we find Cleveland a teeming cauldron of hostility.

The citizens of the Negro community

reflect the alienation of the total community,

which has constantly ignored their cries for justice

and opportunity and responded to their joblessness,

poor housing, and economic exploitation

with crude methods of police repression

rather than compassion

and creative programming." 


—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

Cleveland, Ohio, May 16, 1967

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The Film


"Like many of our nation’s cities,

we find Cleveland a teeming cauldron of hostility.

The citizens of the Negro community

reflect the alienation of the total community,

which has constantly ignored their cries for justice

and opportunity and responded to their joblessness,

poor housing, and economic exploitation

with crude methods of police repression

rather than compassion

and creative programming." 


—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

Cleveland, Ohio, May 16, 1967

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Our Team


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Our Team


Our Team


Catherine Gund

Director/Producer

 

 

Catherine Gund, the Founder and Director of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her media work focuses on strategic and sustainable social transformation, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, and the environment. She has three films in production: A Moving Body, Amor Puro y Duro (Love Hard & Pure), and American Rhapsody. Her completed films - which include , Born to FlyWhat's On Your Plate?A Touch of GreatnessMotherland AfghanistanMaking GraceOn Hostile Ground, and Hallelujah! - have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, and schools; on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the Sundance Channel.

 

Gund's most recent project, Born to Fly pushes the boundaries between action and art, daring us to join choreographer Elizabeth Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight. Her multimedia project What's On Your Plate?, is a fun and provocative documentary about kids and food politics, accompanied by a curriculum, website and workbook for families. She lives in NYC with her four children.


Daresha Kyi

Producer

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Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker and television producer with over 25 years in the business. After working in the New York City independent film community, she decided to attend film school and became a member of the scholars program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a degree in Film & TV. She also won a full fellowship from TriStar Pictures to attend the Directors Program at The American Film Institute (AFI) based on her multiple award-winning short films. She wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in Land Where My Fathers Died with Isaiah Washington.  She also served as executive producer of the award-winning short, Thugs, The Musical! starring David Alan Grier and Margaret Cho.  Most recently she was a field producer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, story producer on La Voz Kids (Telemundo's The Voice for children), and the writer for the weekend morning talk show Arise & Shine, hosted by Richard Pryor's daughter, Rain. A natural born story teller, Daresha has produced television for WE, AMC, OXYGEN, E!, BRAVO, and FUSE among many others. She is also currently co-directing and co-producing Aubin Pictures' Amor Puro y Duro: Love Hard and Pure.


Stephanie Wang-Breal 

Consulting Producer

Stephanie Wang-Breal has been producing and directing films and commercials for the past 13 years. She directed the award-winning feature length documentary, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy). The film was nominated for an Emmy®, and was the recipient of three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE special Jury Award. The film had its national television broadcast in 2010 on the award winning PBS series POV. Stephanie’s second feature-length documentary, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and premiered on PBS POV in July 2015. Stephanie has also directed pieces for Verifone, Tiffany’s, Apple, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, MTV Networks. Stephanie currently sits on the board of the New York Women's Foundation and resides in Brooklyn with her husband, son & daughter.


Laura Tatham

Associate Producer

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Laura Tatham hails from the world of book publishing, having spent five years working in both the corporate (Simon & Schuster) and non-profit (Feminist Press) sector. In that time, she worked on multiple New York Times bestsellers, as well as Lambda Literary and Pulitzer Prize winning works. She has experience in marketing, publishing, as well as film and book production. She has a background in literature, having earned a Master’s degree in American Literature from Drew University in 2009. Laura is also associate producing Aubin's A Moving Body. Laura resides in Jersey City with her loving partner and cat. 


Laura Pilloni 

Post-Production ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Laura Pilloni, 

Laura Pilloni has been working on feature-length and short form documentary and narrative film projects such as Front Cover (2015) and Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) since 2013. Most recently she was an associate producer for the upcoming women and human rights documentary, Home Truth. Keeping in line with her work on these impactful films, she was very excited to become part of such an innovative and socially conscious production company when she joined the Aubin Pictures team.

Laura graduated summa cum laude from the City College of New York (CCNY) where she received a BFA in Film and Video Production. She worked as a tutor and administrative assistant at the CNNY Writing Center for four years. She was also a mentor and videographer at Hofstra University's Documenting Diversity program. In her spare time, Laura enjoys working as an assistant director on short films, reading, and watching films.



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