“The Africologist” aims to create a continental and pan African School of thought where African History, Values, and Cultures are at the center but never in the way of Science Facts and Science Research.


THE AFRICOLOGIST is a futuristic documentary on African History, Science, and Technology. The purpose of this film is to inspire young Africans by using technology backed science fiction as narrative, and evidence-backed science facts as the backbone.


The narrative is constructed around a chronological timeline starting with the origins of cosmos, and humanity’s first steps, here in Africa. Diving deeply into Africa’s Golden Age, from Egypt to Great Zimbabwe, passing through the numerous empires and civilizations that existed all across this continent. It 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 the Anthropocene and the twenty-first-century Technosphere.
Along the journey, Africa’s major contributions to science and humanity serve as a guiding thread to connect the stories.
On every step, data, statistics, and geospatial visuals are used to back the claims and give the audience a thorough understanding of the issues and solutions addressed in the film. It ends with an eye-opening and revealing conclusion on Africa today and tomorrow.

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  1. Cosmogeny Val Lopes 1:03
  2. Humanity Val Lopes 0:40
  3. The Africologist Seeks to Know Val Lopes 1:16
  4. Dark Ages Val Lopes 1:06
  5. Gira Katum Val Lopes 1:04
  6. Slave to the Colony Val Lopes 1:28
  7. reAfricanize Val Lopes 0:42
  8. Africa in the Anthropocene Val Lopes 0:59
  9. Afronaut Val Lopes 0:59