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Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kolfi Adu ...
Himself - African Storyteller
Sona Jobarteh ...
Herself - Kora Player (as Maya Jobarteh)
Hunter Adams III ...
Himself - Neuroscientist
Hakim Adi ...
Himself - Historian (as Dr. Hakim Adi)
Toyin Agbetu ...
Himself - Ligali Media
Mukasa Afrika ...
Himself - Teacher at Lotus Academy
Ras Kumasi ...
Himself - Afruika Bantu School Teacher
Adisa Alkebulan ...
Himself - Lecturer (as Dr. Adisa Alkebulan)
Molefi Kete Asante ...
Himself - Professor Temple University (as Dr. Molefi Asante)
Afrar Afriyea ...
Himself - Afruika Bantu Saturday School
...
Himself - Writer (as M.K. Asante Jr.)
Sister Aya ...
Herself - Afruika Bantu Saturday School
Amiri Baraka ...
Himself - Poet and Activist (archive sound)
David Commissiong ...
Himself - Pan-African Affairs Barbados
Kevin Farmer ...
Himself - Barbadian Historian
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Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 years later from the onset of Slavery and subsequent Colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom-Why? Filmed in five continents, and over twenty countries, 500 Years Later engages the authentic retrospective voice, told from the African vantage-point of those whom history has sought to silence by examining the collective atrocities that uprooted Africans from their culture and homeland. 500 Years Later is a timeless compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation that chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought and continue to fight for the most essential human right - freedom. Written by Halaqah Media

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Until lions tell their story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

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Uses brief film sequences from Haile Gerima's film Sankofa (1993) as a homage to his work. See more »

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Dr. Kimani Nehusi: To take somebody away by force; away from their community; is one of the most savage acts you could think about doing. And we can't forget that
Dr. Kimani Nehusi: After the legal termination of physical enslavement, which many of us mistake for emancipation, Europeans continue to want to dominate and control Africa. By then, they had already put in place mental enslavement
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Followed by The Black Candle (2008) See more »

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Mampama Timotei
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Politics of Film - it really is more than just entertainment
12 September 2005 | by (Brixton-pre yuppy era. London, UK) – See all my reviews

Politics of Film

This is like Sankofa a Diaspora telling of The Great Black Experience, independent conscious but unlike Sankofa which came out of US in the new world, this came out of London.

Interesting is that while Sankofa was a true independent success being seen in many independent cinema's and brought to colleges from grassroots black support, this film is hard, I mean real hard to see in Britain. Most folks I speak to you Brixton, London haven't heard of it let alone seen it and the independent cinema the Ritzy has blanked it.

Showing 500 Years Later back to back to with Sankofa would be an interesting starting point for the Politics of Film. Both progressive and conscious narratives from the Hunted not the Hunters view and both with distribution problems from the get go.

Note: There is an interesting interview with the makers from the Socialist Worker paper, this is a pretty far left marginal group, who like most radical socialist/Marxist organizations tend to seek out and support all things black and working class. Check it: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=7188

  • email me please if you know of any similar films but not in English,


especially if Arabic (maybe Egyptian).


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