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Ahsante Bean

Filmmaker, Producer & Strategist

Ahsante Bean is a filmmaker, producer, and video strategist with a background in explanatory journalism. Her work focuses on using online video and digital platforms to build community, increase empathy, and create a more informed public. 

Ahsante is the founder of Iantha Creative, a studio and consultancy that helps mission-driven companies reach digital-first audiences through developing insightful content. She has produced video series for PBS, WGBH, Politifact, IDEO, The Poynter Institute, and The Star Tribune – with whom she received a National Edward R. Murrow Award. She is the creator and executive producer of Say It Loud, a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black history and culture. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Root, and in the Museum of the Moving Image.

Ahsante has been an independent creator on YouTube for the past decade and has grown a following of thoughtful, inquisitive minds looking to move consciously and creatively through life. She writes and hosts video essays on her own social platforms. Ahsante holds a B.A. in Film & Video from Harvard University. She’s currently based in Washington, D.C.

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    I’m Leaving, Come With Me

    A video summary of Ahsante’s visual style, creative development on YouTube, and my personal brand. Watch here. 

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    "Black sounding” names and their surprising history

    An episode from Say It Loud, a show celebrating Black history and culture, created and executive produced for PBS. Watch here.

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    Become Antifragile: Using Chaos to Craft Your Life

    A vlog about dealing with the unknown unknowns, published on Ahsante’s YouTube channel. Watch here. 

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    Your attention has been globalized. Here's what you've lost.

    A social commentary video essay published on Ahsante’s YouTube channel. Watch here.

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    How Black and brown artists are making their voices heard after George Floyd’s killing

    A video made in partnership with The Star Tribune as a part of the VidSpark initiative at the Poynter Institute, supported by the Google News Initiative. Winner of Edward R Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the killing of George Floyd. Watch here.