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A motion picture documentary written, directed and narrated by Val Lopes, voice-over by Monica Sizya, Jamaldeen A. H. & Susan Majimbo, music composed by Val Lopes & performed by Sofiya Nzau

The Africologist is a futuristic documentary on African History, Science, and Technology.

Director Val Lopes and the virtual character, the Africologist, embark on a journey through space and time, their mission: unveil and relate the chronicles of Africa.


The Africologist is a young 3D character impersonating the subconsious curiosity we all have lingering inside of us, the need to understand who we are, where we come from and where we are going.

Together with the Africologist we travel along a chronological timeline starting with the birth of the universe, the origins of life and humanity's first steps, here in Africa. Followed by what we call Africa's Golden Age, from Kemet to Great Zimbabwe, passing through the numerous empires and civilizations all across this continent.
The Africologist delves into Africa's Dark Ages, from slavery to colonialism and celebrates the return to independence. Finally, we take a look at our place in humanity's twenty-first-century and the possible future that we are shaping.
Along the journey, Africa's major contributions to science and humanity serve as a guiding thread to connect the stories.


Africa played and still plays a central role in the history and future of mankind. This project aims to take us off the margins, and bring us back on a central stage where our contributions to human progress are acknowledged.
The Africologist serves as a blueprint to put an end to victimization and move heads up into a future designed and shaped by our own dreams and needs.
The purpose of this film is to inspire young Africans by using technology backed science fiction as narrative, and non-biased science facts as evidence to the claims.


Running Time: 72 minutes 


Picture Format: Full HD


Production: Songai


Languages: English / Swahili

Embark with us on a journey through Africa and Africanity, reconnecting to our past, experiencing the innovations of our present in exciting new ways and using science to foresee the technologies of the future.


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