Catherine Gund, Producer
Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and organizer. Her media work focuses on arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, the environment, and other social justice issues. Her films have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, and schools; on PBS, Discovery’s Planet Green, and the Sundance Channel. Before Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity, Gund directed What’s on Your Plate? , a critically-acclaimed multimedia project about kids and food politics, featuring a documentary, book, and standards-based curriculum.
Gund’s previous works include Motherland Afghanistan (PBS broadcast); A Touch of Greatness (Best Documentary Award: Hamptons Film Festival, Ohio Film Festival, and Denver International Film Festival; PBS broadcast; Emmy nomination); and Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance. In 1996, she co-founded the Third Wave Foundation, which targets grants and programs to young women between 15 and 30, as well as Aubin Pictures, a non-profit media production company, which promotes cultural and social awareness and change. Gund lives with her four children in New York City.
Sedika Mojadidi, Producer/Director
Sedika Mojadidi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in the United States. She directed and produced a feature documentary, Motherland Afghanistan. The film follows her father’s struggle to make a difference in the maternal mortality epidemic gripping Afghanistan, and aired to strong reviews on Independent Lens and Global Voices. Mojadidi has worked as a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed ABC News documentary series, Boston Med. She has worked as a producer and camera person on many television projects for PBS, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the Food Network. Her writing was published in an anthology of Afghan American writing, One Story, Thirty Stories, winner of the 2012 Independent Book Publishers Silver Award for Best Anthology.
Jenny Raskin, Producer
Jenny Raskin’s documentary work has been broadcast on The Sundance Channel, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Health Channel, A&E, and NPR. Her feature documentary, On Hostile Ground, was released theatrically to critical acclaim and was aired on The Sundance Channel.