500 Years Later

Produced and written by MK Asante | Directed by Owen Alik Shahadah

500 Years Later

The monumental, authoritative documentary exploring the global legacy of slavery.

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Filmed in over twenty countries and on five continents, 500 Years Later is a compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation, that chronicles the struggle of a people from enslavement who continue to fight for the most essential human right – freedom.

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‘500 Years Later’ Synopsis

“Until Lions tells their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”- African proverb

Crime, poor education, poverty, self-hatred, prison system, broken homes plague people of African descent globally – Why?

Filmed in over twenty countries and on five continents, 500 Years Later is a compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation, that chronicles the struggle of a people from enslavement who continue to fight for the most essential human right – freedom.

500 Years Later , is an epic multi-award winning documentary directed by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah.

Praise for ‘500 Years Later’

  • "Sweeping ... Challenging ... Blistering ..."

    —ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
  • "500 Years Later retells history from an African point of view."

    —GUARDIAN (UK)
  • "500 Years Later is more than a film."

    —NOMMO NEWSMAGAZINE
  • "A benchmark in filmmaking history!"

    —CEN MAGAZINE
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