The Team

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that
explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the prism of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life.

Catherine Gund

Director & Producer

Founder of Aubin Pictures, Catherine Gund 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. Gund’s most recent projects include: Dispatches from Cleveland, a five-chapter documentary that looks at the police murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice; and Chavela, a documentary about the life of the iconic Latin-American gender-bending diva, Chavela Vargas. Her past films include America, Born to Fly, What’s On Your Plate?, A Touch of Greatness, Motherland Afghanistan, Making Grace, On Hostile Ground, and Hallelujah! Ron Athey, which have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, and schools; on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the Sundance Channel.

Tanya Selvaratnam

Producer

Tanya Selvaratnam is a writer and an Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning filmmaker, who has collaborated with Planned Parenthood, Aubin Pictures, Glamour Women of the Year, and the Vision & Justice Project. She is also a board member and advisor of For Freedoms and, with Laurie Anderson and Laura Michalchyshyn, a cofounder of The Federation. She has produced projects by Gabri Christa, Lisa Cortés, Liz Garbus, CatherineGund, Le Tigre and Laura Parnes, Tiffany Shlain, Mickalene Thomas, Lucy Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jed Weintrob, among others. Her films have premiered at Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and Tribeca; and played on HBO, IFC, PBS, Starz, and the Sundance Channel. Selvaratnam is the author of The Big Lie and the forthcoming Assume Nothing: A Memoir of Intimate Violence, and her writing has appeared in the New York TimesVogueGlamourCNN, and McSweeney’s

Gil Seltzer

EDITOR

Gil Seltzer’s career as an editor has spanned over 20 years. His most recent film, TransMilitary, recently won the coveted Audience Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. He started out at CNN cutting Anderson Cooper’s 360 and moved on to editing commercials at several major brands and agencies. His work has featured the likes of Spike Lee, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé. Directors he’s worked with include Bennett Miller, David Blaine, and Inez and Vinoodh. Seltzer also worked with The History Channel on the edit of Superheroes Decoded, a feature length-show featuring George RR Martin and Stan Lee.

Jason Moran

COMPOSER

Jason Moran is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator, heavily involved in multimedia art and theatrical installations. Moran recorded first with Greg Osby and debuted as a band leader with the 1999 album Soundtrack to Human Motion. Most recently, he has composed the score for the multi-nominated 2014 film Selma and the 2016 documentary 13th. In addition to recordings under his own name, Moran has recorded with a range of other musicians including Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Charles Lloyd, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Von Freeman, Francisco Mela, and Don Byron.

ADVISORY TABLE

Thelma Golden
Gina Belafonte
Elizabeth Méndez Berry
Claudia Rankine
Carrie M. Weems
Hilton Als
Hilton Als
Sarah Lewis
Rajendra Roy
Rajendra Roy
Hank Willis Thomas
Jamie Bennet
Scott Budnick
Scott Budnick
Helena Huang
Helena Huang
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Darren Walker
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WITH SUPPORT FROM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Sarah Arison
Geralyn White Dreyfous
George Gund IV
Adam and Melony Lewis
Regina K. Scully
Jack Shear
Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelovic
Alice and Tom Tisch

Co-Executive Producers

Dorothy Lichstenstein
Susan and David Rockefeller

Additional Funders 

Henry van Ameringen
Anne H. Bass
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault
David Dechman and Michel Mercure
Anne Delaney
Ford Foundation
Alex and Paul Herzan
Sarah Peter
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Clifford Ross
Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Barbara and John Vogelstein 

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