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On filmmaking, politics and the inevitable whiteness of zombies.


Picture grade school aged multiracial Draculas, Frankensteins, mummies and werewolves, seated at school desks, drawing pictures with crayons. We see the pictures they’ve drawn. All the zombies are Caucasian, and voracious looking.

Jeff Dorchen is sequestered in his filmmaking hole, and all he can do is imagine a world where Rick Santorum eases into a serape, Hillary Clinton helps black men move out of Harlem, and zombies reclaim their Afro-Caribbean roots from the cold, be-flanneled hands of white appropriators.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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