Monday February 17 7pm
Bertrand Bonello, Blu-ray, 103 min, France, 2019 (French)
In 1980, Clairvius Narcisse returns to the city after having labored as a zombi on a Haitian sugar cane plantation since 1962. His descendant attends the Légion d’honneur’s high school in Paris after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and reveals the family secret to her friends, with unforeseen consequences.
Introduction by Comparative Literature Senior Lecturer Drago Momcilovic. Talkback by African and African Diaspora Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Ermitte Saint Jacques.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
The New York Times’ “Zombi Child” Review: Race, Class and Voodoo
A new film about a schoolgirl’s erotic obsession examines the social hierarchies of midcentury Haiti and present-day France. Link here.