Stage 2
18:45 - 19:45
Screening: "The Africologist"

Short thesis

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. 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.


The narrative is constructed around a chronological timeline starting with the origins of cosmos, and humanity’s first steps, here in Africa. This is the story of Africa’s Golden Age, from Egypt 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 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.

We will be screening the chapters "Cosmogeny", "Anthropocene", "Technosphere" and "Afrofuturism". The film director will be available for a Q&A.