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The dark history of zombies - Christopher M. Moreman

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Zombies have a distinct lineage— one that traces back to Equatorial and Central Africa. For three centuries, African people were enslaved and brought to the Caribbean Islands. There, a religion known as vodou developed, along with the belief that a person’s soul can be captured and stored, becoming a body-less zombie. Christopher M. Moreman uncovers the true origins of the undead.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Christopher M. Moreman
  • Director Kaspar Jancis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Historical Consultant Tanya Boucicaut
  • Storyboard Artist Kaspar Jancis
  • Animator Hleb Kuftseryn, Dashka Dementeva
  • Art Director Gyopár Orsolya Buzási , Kaspar Jancis
  • Composer Salil Bhayani
  • Music cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Nirana Singh, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler

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