MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,263 this week

500 Years Later (2005)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 140 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Owen 'Alik Shahadah)

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 266 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 292 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3758 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1207 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 346 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 500 Years Later (2005)

500 Years Later (2005) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 500 Years Later.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Cosby's infamous "Pound Cake speech" appears in the film as audio set to images. See more »

Quotes

Maulana Karenga: The other thing they try to do is make us responsible for our own enslavement. And here they collapse three kinds of people: perpetrators, collaborators and victims. You can't do that!"
Maulana Karenga: Not just burning some small, thatched roof houses but destroying towns, cities, villages, great works of art, great literature's and the people that made that art and literature! Songs we would never hear! Histories we would never know! Art we would never see! Because the European had the capacity to destroy and...
See more »

Connections

References Sankofa (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Inayity
Performed by Ocacia
Written by Owen Alik Shahadah (as Owen Shahadah)
Courtesy of Souljazzfunk.com
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It was excellent
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was great. It portrayed a passionate topic and had me close to tears. The movie discussed a topic that is not new to many but in a different light. Actually it shows both views, pros and cons, something that is unique and brings both perspectives to the table. I don't view a lot of documentaries but this movie is a must see. I am a fan of "The Last Samuri" and "Braveheart" which rate high on many people's list. I place this movie on that same level. I hope to see a lot more work from Mr. Shahadah; truly a great piece of work. As I said, it was a great movie and definitely a must see!!!


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
500 YEARS LATER WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD PAFF OCACIA-1
Carribean Premiere and Question cynthiawhite72
500 YEARS LATER- AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY info-4458
Discuss 500 Years Later (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page