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. From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later , Motherland is Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah. Motherland has been in the making since 2004 and is expected early 2009. Filmed in Ethiopia, SOuth Africa and many other African Countries.
''We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
Earth is Allah's (SWT) creation, so who are we to trash it? Allah (SWT) tells us
"Greater indeed than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and the earth." (40:57).
As muslims it is our duty to care for the earth for our sake and the sake of our children. It houses bountiful signs of Allah's (SWT) indefinite power.
The Prophet Muhammed (SAW) once told his followers that they would be rewarded if they cared for the earth. He said
"If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8:41)
Another tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, or hadith, quotes him as saying:
"If the Hour (Judgment Day) is about to be established and one of you is holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it."
Think 'bout that the next time you litter!
Wiz Kudowor (Ghana)
Wisdom Edinam Kudowor, aka "Wiz", one of Ghana`s premier and well-regarded contemporary artists, counts among the visionaries.
You wonder what came first and how on canvas: the immediate outer image or the message that speaks subtly beneath? You are struck by the technical accomplishment; then and more powerfully by the unusual vision underpinning the message - the way Africa and African-ness is captured as fluid context within and through which universal themes of shared thought, feeling and action can be re-imagined. It is the transformation that takes place on canvas in one`s mind upon second gaze, I think, that captures Wiz`s artistic core and powers the reverential accolades he gathers from admirers.
Yinka masterfully uses his indigenous wisdom to create visions that evoke the cultural mores of his people. He uses its virtuosity to juxtapose ageless customs with a markedly contemporary flair. His artworks are an exhilarating amalgamation of Western Culture and mythological beliefs of the Yorubas.
"What inspires this recurring theme?"
Ben Agbee discovered his artistic talents whilst in school. He found art as an easy way to express his thoughts. Agbee's style is distinctive and original. He focuses almost exclusively on the subject of African women, usually in profile, often drawing on two different motifs for their depiction.
A giant of a man against a general seeking glory...a spectacular adventure of arch enemies in battle.
The movie is an epic story of a young Genghis Khan and how events in his early life lead him to become a legendary conqueror.
Greatness comes to those who take it.
Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.
His Triumph Changed The World Forever.