The Zombie

A film by Lili Hinstin  

59 min. / documentary / 2007
A Les Films du Saut du Tigre / Alter Ego coproduction

recipient of the SCAM “Brouillon d’un Rêve” grant
with production support from the Region of Centre 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



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