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 told, imagined 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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Invisible Lines

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.

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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

As he journeys 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.

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Maman - In the Web of the Spider Woman

Jean-Louis Bourgeois grew up in the shadow of one of the towering figures of modern art, his mother Louise Bourgeois. In this intimate portrait, he reveals their stormy relationship and the complex and contradictory forces that inspire creative genius.  Watch video

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Karhukultti - The Last Bear Cult

The forests of Eastern Finland are the last refuge for the European Brown Bear but they also hold the survivors of a secret society of traditional hunters who worship an animal that has been sacred to humans since the Stone Age.

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ABOUT

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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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