Director: Owen Alik Shahadah
Writer(s): M.K. Asante
Stars: Kolfi Adu, Sona Jobarteh, Hunter Adams III, Hakim Adi, Toyin Agbetu, Mukasa Afrika, Ras Kumasi, Adisa Alkebulan, Molefi Kete Asante, Afrar Afriyea, M.K. Asante, Sister Aya, Amiri Baraka, David Commissiong, Kevin Farmer, Mighty Gabby, Nelson George, Asher Hoyles, David Hutchinson, Junkung Jobarteh, Dumar Johnson, Maulana Karenga, Gary Lewars, Abdul Malik, Abdullah Malik, Mahlet Marigue, Trevor Marshall, Andrew Muhammad, Hiba Muhammad, Khaleel Muhammad, Kimani Nehusi, Nicole Devereux, Isaac Osei, Pablo Imani, Ife Planke, Paul Robeson Jr., Wilfred D. Samuels, Sarjo Sanyang, Shaykh Muhammad Shareef, Esther Stanford, Shakeeta Sturden, Chris Thomas, Ina Walter, Francis Cress Welsing, Helena Woodard, Tukufu Zuberi, Umar Sayeed Kimaryo, Kohain Nathanya Halevi, Prince Ras Nana, Andrew Mitchell, Angella Montoute, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Bill Cosby, Sandra Richards, Steve Martin, Yvonne Robinson, Annabelle Adams, Samuel Hay, Kofi Opoku, Dider Le’Mon
Synopsis: Crime, poor education, poverty, self hatred, incarceration, and broken homes plague people of African descent globally. Why? From the onset of the African holocaust of enslavement and colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom. Filmed in five continents, 500 Years Later is a critically acclaimed, multi award winning journey infused with the spirit and music of liberation. It chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought, and continue to fight, for the most essential human right – self determination.
Release Date: February 24, 2005 (USA) | Length: 116 min | Genre: Documentary | MPAA Rating: NR