Stories that connect
the Global South with the North...
the past with the future…
Our stories define our realities…
and those that have dominated the global narrative for the past few centuries are unraveling…
creating space for new and ancient stories* to be re-imagined, recalled and experienced.
NEW AND ANCIENT STORIES*
Eanuid Eadni - The River Speaks
Flowing through the Arctic tundra on the far northern edge of the European continent, one of our planet’s last free rivers comes alive to tell a timeless story of a Sámi fisherwoman fighting to save its sacred waters and the future of her people. Watch video
Carlo turns his back on his gang life to investigate the 1946 police shooting of his great-grandfather, a Black WWII veteran, in the suburbs of New York. He uncovers hidden KKK networks, the deeply embedded racism of the Northeast, and an untold chapter in the fight for civil rights.
My Bones Shall Rise
The dark shadows of Africa’s colonial past come alive when a professor of history tries to reclaim the skull of his great-grandfather, kept in the British Museum since the 1890s as a war trophy together with the remains of other Zimbabwean resistance leaders.
Looking For Ishmael
Journeying across North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, a filmmaker retraces the footsteps of his ancestors in search of the forgotten brotherhood between Muslims and Jews and the story of Isaac and Ishmael, the two sons of Abraham.
Maman - In the Web of the Spider Woman
Jean-Louis Bourgeois grew up in the shadow of his mother Louise Bourgeois, one of the towering figures of modern art. In this intimate portrait, he reveals their stormy relationship and the complex and contradictory forces that lie behind her creative genius. Watch video
Karhukultti - The Last Bear Cult
The forests of Finland are not only one of the last refuges for the European Brown Bear but also home to the modern-day disciples of an ancient religion who have been worshiping the Deity of the Bear since the Stone Age. And today they are recognized as an official religion.
Áhkku noun (Northern Sámi)
1: Grandmother 2: old woman 3: sacred Sámi deity
Inspired by the Grandmothers, keepers and protectors of ancestral wisdom in cultures around the world, Áhkku Vision is a production company committed to the creation and revival of new and ancient stories that connect, restore and heal.
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker, investigative journalist and former war correspondent Bob Coen, its core values were seeded in the struggles for social justice in Southern Africa and informed by more than three decades of storytelling journeys across four continents.
Encompassing feature documentaries, shorts and other visual stories, Áhkku Vision’s projects are all connected by the common theme of expanding horizons by challenging accepted narratives and reexamining the past to understand the present, so as to protect the future.