Owen Alik Shahadah

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Owen Alik Shahadah, was born in Hanover, Germany, raised in the Caribbean, New York and the UK. He has a background in Aerospace engineering but early on distinguished himself in Jazz, music videos and film music. Inspired by Malcolm X and Kwame Nkrumah his first independent film, 500 Years Later picked up 5 international awards including the ... See full bio »

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500 Years Later Director
Motherland Director
KwaMashu Director


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 2010 Motherland (Documentary)
 2008 KwaMashu (Documentary)
 2007 Our Story Our Voice (Documentary)
 2006 The Idea (Short)
 2005 500 Years Later (Documentary) (as Owen 'Alik Shahadah)
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Alternate Names:

Alik Shahadah | Owen 'Alik Shahadah | Owen Shahadah


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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