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Owen 'Alik Shahadah | Bio
Owen 'Alik Shahadah is a master of the Documentary format. With a distinctive aesthetic Shahadah uses film for social revolution. A multi-award winning recipient including the rare UNESCO award for film.
He is best known for authoring works, which deal with African history, social justice, environmental issues, education and world peace. Born in Germany and educated in both the UK and the Caribbean, Shahadah is of a new generation of African Diaspora filmmakers inspired by the likes of Malcolm X, Che Guevera and Kwame Nkrumah. He produces work that articulates a multidimensional African world perspective. Testimony to this is 500 Years Later and his new production Motherland. As a scholar and writer he is one of the founders of the African Holocaust Society an expert in African slavery and culture.