In a remote Haitian village, a ritual dance, slaves and masters: it’s the zombie dance. Riding on a hypnotic and relentless music, inducing trance and evoking the rhythm of working muscles, men whip and fight one another, until they die and be born again in an 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.

SOUND | Mirco Mencacci




FIAC Cinéprémière 2017, Grand Palais, Paris, France

SCULTURE, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Manifesta 12, Oratorio della Madonna del Rifugio dei Peccatori Pentiti, Palermo



IFFR Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France

FICUNAM Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland

Taipei Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Encounters Documentary Festival, Cape Town and Johannesbourg, South Africa

Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands

Open City Docs, London, UK

International Film Festival «Message to Man», Petersburg, Russia

FestiFreak Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Videoart at Midnight, Cinema Babylon, Berlin, Germany

Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Firenze, Italy

ZINEBI Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Bilbao, Spain

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Les rencontres autour du film ethnographique, Grenoble, France

Verin International Short Film Festival, Verin, Spain

Filmmakerfest Film Festival, Arcobaleno Film Center, Milan, Italy

Les Inattendus Documentary Film Festival, Lyon, France

Terre di Cinema, Cinéma Jacques Tati, Tremblay-en-France, France

Palazzo Grassi invites Lo Schermo dell’Arte, Venice, Italy


Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris, France

Cineteca di Bologna, Cinema Lumière, Bologna, Italy

FilmClub Europa Cinemas, Bolzano, Italy