Set in a hallucinated Kinshasa, Zombies is a 14-minute music video about today's zombie-fying phone culture. It's been called "incredible" by Dazed, "high-octane" by Nowness and "stunning" by OkayAfrica.
As Afropunk put it, "Baloji can do it all... A bold statement on technology's firm leash on society... The music slaps, the visuals are gold, and the fashion is second to none. Be sure to watch this film."
Zombies is written, directed and produced by Baloji, who also created the music.
Born in the DRC but raised in Belgium, he's now signed to Bella Union (John Grant, Beach House, Fleet Foxes) as a musician and was one of just 10 Nowness Awards Honorees as a filmmaker in 2019.
:: Nowness Awards Honoree, 2019
:: Principal Prize, Oberhausen, 2019
:: Vimeo Staff Pick