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About HAPI The Film

About HAPI The Film

HAPI Film Screening (SACRAMENTO)HAPI is the earliest known name for the principle the Ancient Egyptians described as the Nile River. HAPI begins by exploring the role of the Nile River and its importance in the development of the economic and political foundation of civilization. The Nile River acted as not only a major thoroughfare but also a source of sustenance and stability, which lead to the rise of the Great kingdoms of the Nile. The Nile River made commerce possible across the vast African continent and solidified the prosperity of its people. The inundation or annual floods brought rich silt from the highlands of Ethiopia which made the soil of the Nile fertile and from this the lush abundance, came economic power. The surplus of crops traded with foreign lands formed the basis for the global influence and dominance of the Egyptian and Kushite kingdoms. Through their prosperous trade on the African continent, Asia and southern Europe, civilization and economic growth flourished.

The HAPI documentary presents a snapshot of economic history spanning from the dawn of civilization to today. The underlying theme of the film explores the interrelationship between the three essential components of economics, politics and culture. In addition, the film examines how history directly impacts society today and to utilize the Nile as a model for success because despite any strife, the kingdoms benefiting from the fertile Nile. As a result they were able to utilize their ecology to flourish in an age of power and financial dominance we do not see today with those people on the African continent or Africans throughout the Diaspora. HAPI explores where this competitive acumen has been lost, how we came to lose it and how we can once again rise to power and dominance by regaining it.

The film also examines the development of Western civilization and its economic foundation with close analysis of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its monetary impact on Western Civilization. Additionally, through in-depth analysis and commentary by some of today’s foremost scholars, HAPI presents the “big picture”. The documentary will also investigate the failure of the consumption –driven Black economy through the lens of cause and effect. From systemic poverty, disenfranchisement, and the decline of entrepreneurship, to group economics, social networking and independent start up, HAPI addresses the many complex problems as well as providing innovative solutions for successful competition in the global economy.

About the Filmmaker

Taaqiy Grant who is the Executive Producer, Writer and Director of HAPI began his journey as a filmmaker in 2006 with the release of a film entitled “NUBIA – The Untold Story.‘ Mr. Grant then followed that film up with yet another groundbreaking documentary, this one entitled “The Tekhen – Uncovering the influence of Ancient Egypt.“  Mr. Grant’s goal is to host a series of events to raise awareness for the release of the HAPI film while familiarizing viewers with the principles of trade and competitor commerce through unified community cooperation.  Ultimately Grant says having viewers “understand that building sustainable wealth is just as much about financial relationships as it is about political ones” is an important feature of the film, and key to the role politics has in the development of any civilization. Grant attended Adelphi University in New York. He is active in the World African Diaspora Union (WADU), the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) and the Sudanese Archaeological Research Society based in the British Museum (SARS)

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