What is HAPI? 

“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 Hapi film discuss the development of Western civilization and its economic foundation. Throughout the film we will also examine how this history directly impacts us today.

Situated in the area of Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan, the Middle Nile region became a point of contention for much of the history of the kingdoms of the Nile.  Because of its strategic location at the crossroads of the trade routes between the interior of the continent and the Nile River, controlling the Middle Nile meant control of the economy.

Despite any strife, the kingdoms benefitting from the fertile Nile flourished in an age of power and financial dominance we do not see today with those people on the African continent or throughout the African 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.



 Film Highlights

Sneek Preview of Upcoming Film

Who Are We

Taaqiy Grant

Taaqiy Grant is the Executive Producer of two groundbreaking documentaries, NUBIA – the untold story and the Tekhen – Uncovering the influence of Ancient Egypt.  The upcoming documentary entitled HAPI details the Role of Economics on the Development of Civilization.

We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds in psychology, history, and business to explore the “BIG PICTURE”, tying together the history of world economic development to our present socio-economic condition.

This project isn’t just about the past. It’s about you and me, right here, right now. Understanding is the key to making changes for the better. Support HAPI and let’s discover how we can make a breakthrough together. Thank you!

Featured Cast

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D. - labor economist, author & commentator.

Dr. Georgina Falu

Dr. Georgina Falu - lecturer, educator, and literary translator

Dr. Leonard Jeffries

Dr, Leonard Jeffries - International Expert on Africana Studies  

Mfundishi Jhutyms

Dr. Mfundishi Jhutyms - Author & Egyptologist  

Professor James Small

Professor James Small - African Historian & CEO of the [...]

Dr. Tyrene Wright

Dr. Tyrene Wright, Ph.D. - author, scholar, human rights activist, [...]

Dr. Salah El-din Muhammad Ahmed

Dr. Salah El-din Muhammad Ahmed - Nubiologist, Egyptologist & Former [...]

Dr. Wade Nobles

  Dr. Wade Nobles - Psychologist & Author  

Linguist Rkhty Amen

  Rkhty Amen - Linguistic Expert & African Historian   [...]

AZ Faison

Azie Faison - Author & Producer  

Dr. Bruce Williams

Dr. Bruce Williams - Nubiologist, Egyptologist & Archaeologist  


HAPI investigates the failure of a consumption driven Black economy through the lens of cause and effect, from systemic poverty, disenfranchisement and the decline of entrepreneurship. HAPI addresses many complex problems and suggests innovative ideas for successfully competing in the global economy.

We’ve self-funded this important project for several months and now we’re asking for your support. Your contributions will go toward:

  • Travel abroad to film on location throughout Africa
  • Graphics
  • Animations
  • Editing
  • Production
  • Marketing
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