The Films & Dates: All Films will be shown at the Ausar Auset Society Culture Center, 2108 East 71st Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL ==================================================== First People, Our People: Ancient Egypt Revealed featuring Dr. Asa G Hilliard Saturday, February 3rd 2007; 3 to 5 PM The educational video outlines the Four Golden Ages of Kemet, and its contributions to civilization from each of the following eras: The Old Kingdom; The Literary/Middle Kingdom; The New Kingdom; and The Late Kingdom (The Revival Age). The video also includes images of Ancient Egypt that illustrate Dr. Hilliard’s insights and revelations. ================================================= The Black Athena Debate: Live Onstage featuring Dr. John Henrik Clarke Saturday, February 10, 2007 3-5 pm Renowned historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke teams up with Professor Martin Bernal, author of the book "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization", in a live debate with "Black Athena" critics Mary Lefkowitz and Guy Maclean Rodgers. The topic of the debate is the Afrikan influence on ancient Greek civilization. ================================================= Quilombo Saturday February 17th, 2007; 3 to 5 PM See the acclaimed film that tells the story of 2 of Brazil's great African leaders. Ganga Zumba and Zumbi. The Africans who built the colonies known as "Quilombos" where Africans lived in their own culture, religion, and government away from slavery and Portuguese savagery. ==================================================== 500 Years Later Saturday, February 24th 3-5 pm. Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African decent globally - Why? 500 years later from the onset of Slavery and subsequent Colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom-Why? 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.