This six-part documentary began airing this week on VBS. Part 1 aired yesterday and Part 2 of Nzambi debuts today.
In 1982, Harvard ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled to Port-Au-Prince to investigate the ethno-biological base of the Haitian zombie. Davis left the island convinced that zombies were not fictional creations, but in fact real monsters that roamed the rural villages of Haiti. Inspired by Davis’ work, Hamilton traveled to the Haitian capital last year to conduct his own zombie investigation under the guidance of a man who survived fourteen bullets to the face.
In this short film Hamilton explores a countryside rife with voodoo culture, meeting sorcerers and collecting and self-applying samples of poisons associated with the local zombies.