In The Beginning
Storytelling series, with primal creation myths adapted for children
10x 10min, by Social Broadcasts, first aired July 2022
A multi-cultural and multi-voiced narrated and dramatized series of primal creation myths from around the world addressing the most profound human questions; Who are we and Why are we here?
Adapted for young listeners, the adventures of the mythical creatures, powerful gods and crafty animals that inhabit these ancient tales aim to create insight into these deep philosophical questions as well as a celebrating and creating deeper understanding of some of the ancestral cultural traditions and beliefs that are still very much alive today.
Why are we here, how did we get here and who are we anyway?
These profound questions have given rise to creation stories, shared across cultures and societies to help us humans make sense of the world and there are many commonalities between these stories.
In the Beginning brings ten of these ancestral tales to life.
These stories transport us through the cosmos, into dreamtime, down a golden chain and through nature’s arc where we meet animals, gods and spirits – the makers, shapers and creators.
There’s a summer storm and it’s been raining all day, on and off, then on again. The children are inside with Hawa, our storyteller. She has been gathering creation stories since the beginning of time, from every corner of the earth. Where will she take us today?
Introduced by Chizzy Akudolu and Narrated by Nicole Davis
Written and Produced by Hawa Khan and Lucia Scazzocchio
Featuring: Chizzy Akudolu, Rosie-Marie Christian, Darren Hart, Arnie Hewitt, Hawa Khan, Catherine Mobley, James Price, Narinder Samra, Paul Marlon, Quinceo Parkes, Omara Parkes, Della Parkes, Sierra Kaitell, Gabriel Goba
Original Music by Gail Tasker
Cover Art by Delphine