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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*

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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

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Lil' Black Boy

Carlo decides to leave the gang life to investigate the 1946 police shooting of his great-grandfather, a Black US Army WW2 veteran. He discovers a cover-up and the untold story of New York's deep racism, but also the science of epigenetics, which helps him heal his intergenerational trauma.

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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.

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Looking For Ishmael

A filmmaker's spiritual journey across the Middle East in search of his long-lost Muslim brother unravels the forgotten story of his own family's Arab-Jewish roots and how after thousands of years, they were upended by Zionism and the creation of Israel. 

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Maman
 

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

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Kaipuu 

Confronted with the crisis of meaning in our "Post-Truth" age, a group of young people chose to leave modern consumer society for the forests of Eastern Finland, to relearn the completely self-sufficient lifestyle of 19th-century peasant farmers.

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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. 

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