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PEI chapter to screen ‘500 Years Later’ on Feb. 17


The Council of Canadians PEI chapter will screen ‘500 Years Later’ on Feb. 17 as part of Black History Month.

The documentary has been described as follows, “Filmed in five continents, and over twenty countries, 500 Years Later engages the authentic retrospective voice, told from the African vantage-point of those whom history has sought to silence by examining the collective atrocities that uprooted Africans from their culture and homeland. 500 Years Later is a timeless compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation that chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought and continue to fight for the most essential human right – freedom.”

Council of Canadians PEI chapter activist Sarah Tamula says, “The sooner we start talking about racism and discrimination in our community, the sooner we dig down deep and really grapple with our fears and our ignorance and how this affects others, the sooner we can fully embrace one another and truly come together to better our community – enhancing all of our lives.”

To watch the trailer for the film, please click here.

Further reading
PEI chapter to challenge Islamophobia and racism with rally and workshops (Nov. 23, 2015)
PEI chapter organizes solidarity rally for refugees and Muslims (Dec. 11, 2015)

Photo: Poster for the Cinema Politica & Council of Canadians PEI chapter screening of ‘500 Years Later’.