Motherland (Enat Hager)

  • Motherland (Enat Hager)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 118 (in minutes)

"Motherland" is a bold, epic documentary that fuses history, culture and politics to tell a new dynamic story of a continent. A fascinating narrative unfolds with interviews from Meles Zenawi, Jacob Zuma,
Ali Mazuri, Harry Belafonte and Molefi Asante.

"Motherland (Enat Hager)" is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory and majesty of Africa's past through its complex and present history. Motherland looks unflinchingly toward a positive Pan-African future. With breathtaking cinematography and a fluid soundtrack sculpted by Sona Jobarteh, "Motherland" is a beautiful illustration of global African diversity and unity.

From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning "500 Years Later", "Motherland" is Directed by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah(እናት ሀገር)

Owen Alik Shahadah | UK | 118min

running time 120 min (extended version 140 min), color, 2.35.1 (16:9)

Meles Zenawi Asres (መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ) | Prime minister Ethiopia
Harry Belafonte | Activist
Nicole C Lee | TransAfrica Forum
H.E. Mr. Claver Gatete | Rwanadan Ambasador
H.E. Jacob Zuma | President South Africa
Esther Stanford | Lawyer
Dr. Kwadwo Osei-Nyame | Lecturer
Dr. Maulana Karenga | Philospher
Dr. Molefi Asante | Historian
Dr. Ali Mazrui | Scholar
Dr. Hakim Quick | Scholar
Dr. Mohammad Ibn Chambas | Economist
Didymus Mutasa | Zimbabwe Goverment
Amiri Baraka | Poet
Dr. Lisa Brock | Author
Dr. Haki Madhubuti | Author

Owen Alik Shahadah | Director
Sona Jobarteh | Composer
Betelihem Zelealem | Editor
Angela Harvey | Executive Producer
M.K. Asante, Jr. | Producer
Cosby Bikpe | Executive Producer

2010 | 13rd ZIFF - Zanzibar International Film Festival | ZANZIBAR, Tanzania | 10>18july 2010 |
* African Premiere
* Golden Dhow - Best Documentary


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