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And Now We Rise

Documentary Feature (60 min) | Mary Katzke


And Now We Rise is a portrait of Samuel Johns, a young Athabaskan hip hop artist, founder of the Forget Me Not Facebook Group for displaced people in Alaska, and activist for a cultural renaissance as he heals from his own legacy of historical trauma

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Mary Rosanne Katzke is a documentary film maker, writer and photographer known mostly for Alaska-based documentaries bringing attention to a variety of social and healthcare issues—including sexual assault, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and breast cancer. Since 1982, she has produced dozens of grant-funded documentaries through her nonprofit production company Affinityfilms, Inc., based in Anchorage.