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With the British government promoting an inaccurate revisionist version of the 1807 Abolition of the 'Slave Trade' Act many are determined to ensure that Truth prevails in 2007.
With contributions from community activists, project workers, teachers, historians and the business community, this documentary confronts the myths about British slavery, presents the true history of the Maafa and African resistance and examines the politics of the government's bicentenary celebrations.
On Screen Contributors:
Dr Abiola Ogunshola, emma pierre, Bro Hakim,
Dr Hakim Adi, Henry Bonsu, Ms Serwah,
Bro Omowale, Kwaku Bonsu, Kubara Zamani,
Dr Kimani Nehusi, Bro Ldr Mbandaka, Michael Eboda, Onyeka, shaka Marday, Stephen Henry, Teleica Kirkland and Dr William Lez Henry.
On 27 March 2007 a Pan Africanist named Toyin Agbetu challenged the British Government, Monarchy and Church as they gathered to hold a religious celebration for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Westminster Abbey, England. The ritual, which made no mention of the Haitian Revolution, the Middle Passage and the African freedom fighters that ended Britain’s system of transatlantic and colonial enslavement focused on the acts of parliamentarian William Wilberforce.
Watch the restored uncensored footage of what happened that day and afterwards when the African community in Britain stood beside him - from his arrest and incarceration to the eventual dropping of all criminal charges. Their journey took them from Westminster Abbey, outside Downing Street, the National Portrait Gallery, Africa House and eventually to the belongings of their Ancestors still illegally held captive in the British Museum.
Maafa Legacy exposes the euro-academic view that British slavery was just ‘trade’ as a lie and reveals why the crimes both past and present that continue to be committed against Mama Africa and her children stand as the most heinous ever in World history. This documentary also provides a retrospective view of Wilberfest 2007 and explores the enduring legacy of the Maafa on African people residing in the Diaspora.
On Screen Contributors:
Dr Abiola Ogunshola, Sis Ayen Meke, Christopher Cole, emma pierre, Bro Hakim, Hakim Adi, Sis Jendayi Serwah, Kimani Nehusi, Kubara Zamani, Kwaku Bonsu, Kwaku-Jesse Konadu Olaleye, Dr Lez Henry, Manga Clem Marshall, Bro Mbandaka, Michael Eboda, Morenike Fasuyi, Netsanet Solomon, Oleander William, Onyeka, Bro Omowale, Sis Panyin Aikins, Royson James, Sis Dr. Sandra Richards, Teleica Kirkland, Tony Warner, Toyin Agbetu, Tracey Jarrett
We also thank those who gave us contributions at the Amazing Grace Premiere, the London premiere screening of Maafa Truth 2007, the Will the Real William Wilberforce please stand up workshops and the AJAMU event.
Toyin Agbetu shares the results of his journey across three continents seeking solutions to the many problems African people all over the world face as a result of Maafa.
The Maisha film series features contributions from various voices across the world with a strong emphasis placed upon independent learning and the empowerment of young people and women.
The final edition of this two part series explores themes such as cults, rites of passage, traditional spirituality and the continuing oppression of African women. The series is uncompromising and invites concerned viewers to take active leadership roles.
Toyin advocates that people everywhere become Pan African community workers that utilise progressive traditional customs in order to successfully tackle many of the challenges faced by Africans today.
In a two part documentary, specifically made for a Pan African audience, we follow the writer and activist, Toyin Agbetu as he shares the results of his three year journey across three continents in seek of solutions to the many problems African people currently face as a result of Maafa.
Rejecting the classic ten point plan method, Maisha Solutions instead features contributions from various voices across the world with a strong emphasis placed upon independent learning and the empowerment of young people and women. This two part film offers insights into various topics and invites viewers to take leadership roles by becoming Pan African community workers that utilise our progressive traditional customs in order to successfully tackle many of the challenges we face today.
Beauty Is... the film by community educator and guerrilla film maker Toyin Agbetu asks ‘what is beauty?’ and examines the answer from a philosophical position through discussions on hair, skin shade, body image and character.
It's a serious, yet often humorous cross between Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Bill Duke/D. Channsin Berry's "Dark Girls" documentaries with some sensitive Oprah styled interviews mixed in.
The film explores the risks posed by chemical straighteners and skin bleaching, it shares insights on conditions like Vitiligo and Alopecia whilst discussing the impact of biased media on children and personal relationships.
Backed by a global campaign to challenge governments and the pharmaceutical industry, this is edutainment that may just change your life.
Specs: 2014, 123 Minutes, 16×9 HD Video, English language with English subtitles.
“Pan Africanism exists wherever you see African people unite for freedom.”
Politics and religion is everywhere. Most people are controlled by either one or the other meaning no matter what we do we can’t avoid them. But as history shows us, from crusades to jihads through to wars for land and the natural resources of others, this separation motivated by fear, greed and ego has not been a good thing. In an interdependent world with mama Africa’s children struggling to free themselves from the exploitation of capitalist globalisation, talk of our Ancestors is made to seem redundant whilst fear and superstition often replaces belief in our culture, science and traditions blocking the path towards our life’s true purpose.
Freedom and dignity through the work of liberation
Pan Africanism only works when politics and spirituality is at the heart of its teachings. Its ethos of education and community development only occurs when the spiritual essence is peacemaking and the most political expression is that of progressive community building.
In this intimate book of instruction, Toyin Agbetu explains why Pan Africanism is still relevant in today’s world. He explains how knowledge of our ancient history and wisdoms has helped win battles in a war of enslavement that begun hundreds of years ago. If you’ve ever wondered about your purpose and responsibility to community, or question whether rites of passage would help our children, then come follow his journey and read his words of learning in this merging of spirit and politics.
A collection of eclectic poems from an African British perspective touching on themes from Maafa, love and relationships to identity, politrix and healing.
Written by Toyin Agbetu, the Pan Africanist activist, film director, educator and community worker as a creative expression of literary theory reflecting a movement of personal and community development.