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Cinema Politica 14/02: 500 Years Later

Posted by John / February 8, 2007

Cinema Politica writes:

WHAT: Documentary screening with filmmakers in attendance
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve
COST: Free or by donation

This award-winning doc is being co-presented by the African Students Association Concordia.

UK/USA / 2006 / 90 min

What makes 500 Years Later different from other films about slavery?

500 Years Later represents a fresh, unapologetic African narrative on the crisis and legacy of enslavement. The film not only embodies the story of the African Diaspora, but also carries the culture of our people in its subtext. The single most compelling factor in the making of 500 Years Later was an overwhelming desire to produce a single body of work that summoned up, chronicled and addressed the critical issues facing Africans globally — one which spoke in positive reaffirming terms to African people in the Diaspora.

This film also serves as a reference point for our generation and future generations. The techniques employed did not rely on emotions to build the case from an African standpoint. We dealt with facts over emotion and truth over everything. So the film also re-examines our own failings — I believe this makes it unprecedented. (above description taken from the Socialist Worker Online)

Cinema Politica is an überculture project, and is co-sponsored by CitizenShift and Concordia University Television (CUTV). Additional support comes from our friends at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore and the Documentary Organization of Canada, Quebec Chapter.



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