Motherland (2010 film)

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Directed byOwen 'Alik Shahadah
Produced by
  • Betelihem Zelealem
Written byOwen 'Alik Shahadah
Music by
Distributed byHalaqah Media Distribution Co.
Release date
  • February 11, 2010 (2010-02-11)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • Amharic
  • Zulu
  • Arabic
  • Akan
  • Hausa
Budget$2.5 million

Motherland (እናት ሀገር ˀənatə hägär) is a 2010 independent documentary film directed and written by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.[1] Motherland is the sequel to the 2005 documentary 500 Years Later.


Motherland is a documentary about the African continent from Ancient Egypt to the present. It is an overview of African history and contemporary issues but with the African people at the centre of the story.



The cast features key figures from the African political world.

5.1 surround[edit]

Motherland is mixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ British Council[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ AMAA Nominees and Winners 2011, AMA Awards website Archived March 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Motherland wins Best Documentary at ZIFF 2010 Archived August 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Motherland wins at PAFF 2010 Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Owen Alik Shahadah". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  6. ^ "Owen Alik Shahadah". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-19.

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