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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.

What is the connection between the creation of the zombies in modern horror and their creation in the Haitian tradition?

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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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