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Molefi Kete Asante ...
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Amiri Baraka ...
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Tony Browder ...
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Zweli Buthekzi ...
Zulu Dancer
Amilcar Cabral ...
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Ngcebo Cele ...
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Sibongiseni Chamane ...
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Mohammad Ibn Chambas ...
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Chen Chimutengwende ...
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Omowale Clay ...
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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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25 March 2010 (Norway)  »

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The producers decided to remove the interview with Desmond Tutu after his negative remarks regarding Zimbabwe. The director felt his stance in Africa was not in line with the Pan-Africanism the film promotes. See more »

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Molefi Kete Asante: If you go back and look at what Africans did; the first people to cross a river the first people who decided how to build shelter, geometry, how to count-these were African people.
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Connections

Follows 500 Years Later (2005) 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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The most concise, polished cinematic representation of the African continent to date!!
12 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE best doc film i have seen on representing the continent of Africa. A portrayal of the Africa people which educates, enlightens, empowers and necessarily criticises all areas of the 'Motherland'. A must see! For once Africa is represented with pride, passion and sophistication - we see the picture of Africa as it really is, and uniquely this is at last the story of Africa told BY Africans. This is the perfect sequel to 500 years later, and collectively these films address key underlying problems within the African psyche, both on the continent and in the diaspora. But crucially not only does Motherland present these issues, it offers ways of resolution through constructive criticism and the systematic presentation of the aspects of African history that are so commonly omitted by other parts of the world.


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