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500 Years Later: Directors Cut

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4.2 out of 5 stars 132 customer reviews

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SLAVERY- 500 Years Later The film is a compelling compilation of testimonies, voices and opinions gathered around five continents The centrepiece of the event is the screening of a newly released DVD on the African slavery trade, the shameful human trade officially abolished in 1772 in the UK and its empire. Winner already of the best documentary prize at the Pan-African film festival and Bridgetown film festival and with testimonies ranging among others, from Dr M. Karenga, Amira Baraka, Desmond Tutu, Dr Helena Woodward, Shaykh Muhammad Shareef and Trevor Marshall. The film, is a compelling compilation of testimonies, voices and opinions gathered around five continents and more than 20 countries on the subject. 'We went to universities as well as into the neighbourhoods to talk to the common folk, says Asante Jr, the talented scriptwriter and poet, who was a first year media graduate at the time when he started working on the project. --cenuk

About the Director

Owen Alik Shahadah is most know for directing the documentary 500 Years Later," an influential film, that explores the psycho cultural effects of slavery and colonialism in the African Diaspora. The film won 4 international awards including; Best Documentary at the Pan African (Los Angeles) and Bridgetown (Barbados) Film Festivals; Best Film at the International Black Cinema (Berlin) Film Festival; and Best International Documentary at the Harlem (New York) International Film Festival. In October of 2005, 500 Years Later was screened at the Millions More Movement. Philadelphia Weekly wrote, "When participants gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Millions More Movement rally last month, they also became one of the largest film audiences in history." Owen 'Alik Shahadah is also a social-historical writer who writes on the subjects such as African Kingdoms, humanity, linguistics and the Arab, African and European slave systems.


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Product details

  • Actors: Dr. Kimani Nehusi, Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Nelson George, Dr. Francis Cress Welsing
  • Directors: Owen Alik Shahadah
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Halaqah Media Films
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2006
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 132 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000BY99B6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,798 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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