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Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory and majesty of Africa's past through its complex history. Africa as you have never seen it. From multi-award winning director 'Alik Shahadah (500 Years Later.) Written by Anonymous

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The soundtrack to Motherland was composed by Sona Jobarteh, the sister of Tunde Jegede, the composer of 500 Years Later (2005) (prequel to Motherland). See more »

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Maulana Karenga: We didn't start being African because we got to America, and we can't stop because we are here. We will be African forever.
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Follows The Black Candle (2008) See more »

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Come Into The Sunshine
Written by Owen Alik Shahadah
Performed by Ocacia
Courtesy of SoulJazzFunk Records, a Division of Halaqah Films
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A film to see
13 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful piece of art from Shahadah and his team. For those of you who want to see the truth about Africa then this is the film to see.

It is a combination of knowledge and experience from the director and some of the best intellectuals minds of African decent. It is suitable for people of all ages and cultures. I recommend this film to all audiences.

Shahadah has done it again. His usual quest for the truth is evident in this work. Films about Africa have never been approached in this context.

I congratulate the directors , the writers and the actors that have all made this work of art.


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