A film by Yuri Ancarani

On the root of the word 'ZOMBIE

In a remote haitian village a dance exists, with slaves and masters, it’s the whipping zombie ritual. On a inducing trance music played by rara bands men whip and fight till they die and reborn in the infinite cycle.

Kale Zonbi, Whipping Zombie, the title of a unique ritual shot for the first time, taking place in a paradise where it is impossible to forget the horror of the past.

TECHNICAL DETAILS                                                                                                                                                                   

Year: 2017
Production Countries: Italy
Runtime: 30'
Original Language: Haitian Creole
Subtitles: English, French                                                                                                                   

Director: Yuri Ancarani
Editor: Yuri Ancarani
Sound: Mirco Mencacci
Music: Matteo Pit
Executive Producer: Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative)
Producers: Marco Alessi (Dugong), Chloé Mukai (Ethical Fashion Initiative)



* Rotterdam International Film Festival
* Cinéma du Réel
* Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
* Taipei Film Festival
* Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
* Open City Documentary Festival 
* Internationale  Kurzfilmtage ​​Winterthur
* ZINEBI – Bilbao Short and Documenatry Film Festival
* FestiFreak Film Festival
* Les rencontres autour du film ethnographique
* Verin International Short Film Festival


Yuri Ancarani
Born in Ravenna in 1972, Yuri Ancarani is an Italian visual artist. His work come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art. His last films have been shown and awarded in more than a hundred international festivals – including Locarno, Venice, Toronto, MOMA, SXSW – and in the most important museums of the world, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York




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