Africology is an interdisciplinary academic study of the history and culture of African people. This futuristic, highly original documentary swings between two distinct canvases – on the one hand, there is the science-fictional, 3D animated realm of the Africologist, a computer-generated fictional woman; and on the other hand, is the real-world, scientific and factual representation of Africa researched by director Valerio Lopes himself through his travels to sixteen African countries. Together they delve into the true history, science, and technological achievement of Africa. Viewers voyage through space and time discovering Africa’s true past and contributions to humankind. The destination of the journey is an authentic and accurately crafted interpretation of our world constructed from an African point of view.
Finalist Ekurhuleni International Film Festival-EIFF 22 Gauteng South Africa 2022,
Finalist L’Afrique Fait Son Cinéma Paris France 2022,
Finalist Celludroid Sci-Fi Film Festival Cape Town South Africa 2022