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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Catherine Gund

Founder-Director of Aubin Pictures
Catherine Gund, Founder-Director of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, producer, writer, and activist. She recently incubated Just Media, the criminal justice reform film and culture database. Gund’s production work focuses on strategic and sustainable social transformation, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health. Her films have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, universities, and on television. Her most recent films include Chavela (2017), Dispatches from Cleveland (2017), and Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streab v. Gravity (2014). Gund currently serves on the boards of Art For Justice, Art Matters, Baldwin for the Arts, and The George Gund Foundation. An alumnus of Brown University and the Whitney Independent Study Program, she lives in NYC with her four children.