Africa Now May 28, 2014 Liberation Movements in Africa

Haile Gerima

Haile Gerima

Topic and Guest:  Today Africa Now! continues its month long series “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, as we commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25.  The first week of May Africa Now! focused on the Black Left in the 21st Century—Where Do We Go from Here? Last week we looked at liberation movements in the Caribbean.  This week’s “African Liberation Month” focus is the Liberation Movements in Latin America.  Then we looked at liberation movements in the Caribbean.  Last week’s “African Liberation Month” focus was the Liberation Movements in Latin America.  Today we highlight Liberation and Liberation Movements in Africa.   Africans on the continent—just as Africans in other parts of the Africa World—have consistently sought freedom from the earliest days of foreign exploitation to the present.  On May 24 Africa Now! Host Mwiza Munthali and Executive Producer James Pope had a discussion with renowned filmmaker Haile Gerima on African Liberation and Liberation Movements.

Award-winning independent filmmaker Professor Haile Gerima teaches at the John H. Johnson School of Communications' Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University.  His films such as Sankofa, Wilmington 10—USA 10,000, Child of Resistance, Bush Mama, Adwa - An African Victory, Teza and more have for over 40 years exposed communities worldwide the history and culture African people.

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