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Title: Motherland
Director: Owen ‘Alik Shahadah
Year: 2010
Country: United Kingdom and United States
Runtime: 124’
Language: English, Amharic, Zulu, Akan, Arabic, Swahili and Hausa
Subtitles: English and Portuguese subtitles
Region: All regions (NTSC)
State: Used (as good as new)



Motherland is a breathtaking documentary film that sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinematic centrepiece washed with an African aesthetic. A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive dignity reaffirming terms looks at Africa’s past, present and future. Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). Motherland is a film that unapologetically calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth.

The film features some of the greatest minds from Africa and the African diaspora: Harry Belafonte, Meles Zenawi, Nicole C. Lee, Gamal Nkrumah,Tony Browder, Musa Njoko, Haki R. Madhubuti, Frances Cress Welsin, Tsedenia Gebremarkos, Hakim Quick, Jacob Zuma, Didymus Mutasa, Dr. Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jeff Radebe, Molefi Asante, Maulana Karenga, Kimani Nehusi, Desta Meghoo, Hakim Adi, Esther Stanford, Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Mulugeta Asrate, Amina Salum Ali, Sheik Elias Redman, and Adama Samassekou Samia Suluhu Hassan. From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later, Motherland is directed by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah.

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