Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zombies: When the Dead Walk

Showing at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival (aka the Chris Awards): Zombies: When the Dead Walk, directed by Donna Zuckerbrot

Synopsis from the Chris Awards website:

Zombies are part of pop culture, but what are they? Where do they come from? How can we ever be free of the curse of the living dead? To find real zombies we will have to go quite a ways from Hollywood and its pop culture offshoots. In Haiti zombies are an integral part of the island’s cultural and religious roots. Outlawed by the government, zombification is said to be performed secretly in the countryside. It’s meant as a punishment for crimes against the community. The culprit is magically killed, resurrected and enslaved. We take a look at the practice of Voodoo, examine advances in psychopharmacology, and zombies in popular culture. It’s a surreal mix of religion, science and fun... When the Dead Walk.

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