The Zombie

A film by Lili Hinstin  

59 min / documentary / 2007
Coproduction : Les Films du Saut du Tigre / Alter Ego

recipient of the SCAM « Brouillon d’un Rêve » grant
with production support from the Centre Region and the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image)

The filmmaker only ever knew Charles Hinstin, her grandfather, as « The Zombie », the hero of a Joseph Kessel novel.
Forty years after his death, she discovers that he was a prospector in Cameroon in the 1930’s, and that he produced a child. She retraces her grandfather’s footsteps, hoping to uncover this mixed-race uncle of hers