500 Years Later Film Analysis
In my analysis of the film 500 Years Later, I will cover legacy, racism, identity, and education. I will also include how all of these things relate to the black male and female relationship outline by Hopson & Hopson Friends, Lovers, & Soul mates.
In the beginning of the film it gives us our history of the free people. Gold in Africa was in abundant. The European traded with the Africans. It showed us that we were snatched from our African homes, violently severed from our families, and brought into this country in chains. Blacks sold blacks, African rulers became involved in trading and sailing of their own people.
“The ordeals of our history linger in the collective memory and contribute to a sense of inadequacy, low self-esteem, and feelings of inferiority. (Hopson & Hopson Pg 38 Friends, Lovers, & Soul mates)
Until Lions tells their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter"
Legacy, this segment discusses the lasting impression of inferiority that the legacy of slavery has left on the contemporary generation of people of African heritage around the world. In contrast to the holocaust, several scholars declare, blacks are discouraged by society to forget their slave heritage whereas Jewish communities are celebrated for keeping the memory of their persecution alive. Today white people try and brush the African heritage under the table, but we as black people have to learn our history in order to come out of the enslavement that we continue to practice. Starting with the image of God, the white people had us believe that God was white so we are conditioned to think white is superior to all.
Verily never will God change the condition of a people until they change what is within their souls.
(Ar-Ra’d 13:11 Qu’ran)
We have to replace our negative images and thinking with positive ones. We have to become more conscious of who we are in this world and not...