What We Do
Leveraging the strength of our dynamic team and expansive network of industry connections, we guide concepts from the earliest stages of development through production and distribution, ensuring timely, on-budget delivery of excellent quality material throughout the process.
We want to connect audiences to the deep, rich stories of the African diaspora, and diversify the narrative so that voices that were once silenced will echo through time. We believe empathy in art promotes healing, and aim to make a lasting, positive impact on the communities we work in.
Our deeply held belief in raising awareness to inspire action through the work we create is what drives us to continually build on our past successes with increasingly ambitious creative projects that share similar social justice and trauma-healing goals.
We believe documentaries should create lasting benefits within the communities we extract stories from. As filmmakers, we incorporate this awareness into all of our work. We hope that in the process, we inspire change, both in ourselves and onour communities.
Adhel Arop’s award-winning debut documentary Who Am I? (Telus Storyhive) generated global interest, distribution and media coverage, encouraging her to tackle more ambitious projects for film and television audiences in Canada. Adhel Productions Inc. was launched in 2021 to support this work. Adhel is the CEO and Creative Director.
Working with a team of collaborators from across Canada, Adhel Productions successfully pitched Katiba Banat: Sisters in Arms, a docuseries about Canadian women who served as child soldiers in South Sudan’s Second Civil War to Rogers Media. The series will go into production in late 2022, for release in the fall of 2023 on OMNI.
In the meantime, Adhel Productions is focused on team-building, concept development, supporting other emerging creators, and continuing to build on past successes with increasingly ambitious productions.