The Forgotten history of the Swahili People (Tanzania)

2018 • 27' • French, English & Neutral Spanish

Poster of The Forgotten history of the Swahili People (Tanzania)

Director(s): Agnes Molia & Raphael Licandro • Producer(s): Tournez S'Il Vous Plait • Coproducer(s): ARTE • Country of production: France • Format(s): HD

Along the eastern coast of Africa, the Swahili people has long intrigued scientists. They became Muslims long before the Islamization of Africa, and their language - Swahili - is infused with Arabic...

It is believed that between the 10th and 15th centuries, the Swahili erected dozens of stone-built opulent cities in this area. Today, swallowed up by the jungle, these cities have disappeared along with an entire part of the history of the Swahili people. And yet, thanks to the excavations of Kilwa, Tanzania’s most majestic stone city-state, a team of archaeologists is shedding light on the forgotten past of the Swahili.

Arkeo - The Forgotten history of the Swahili People (Tanzania) won "CinemAMore" trophy at the Festival of Arhaeological Film Rovereto 2018  and a special mention at the Internationl Film Festival of Archeology 2018 "ICRONOS" 

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