Crime, poor education, poverty, self hatred, incarceration, and broken homes plague people of African descent globally. Why? From the onset of the African holocaust of enslavement and colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom. Filmed in five continents, 500 Years Later is an acclaimed journey infused with the spirit and music of liberation. It chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought, and continue to fight, for the most essential human right - self determination.