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


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