U.S. government: Americans are ‘killer zombies’

“This show reaches young people in Pakistan by focusing on things that they are interested in, things that are unique to United States,” VOA Director David Ensor was quoted saying in 2012.

A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth.

Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes “Zindagi 360,” a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher.

BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which “focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan,” such as music and “life in America.”

The topics apparently include the stars-and-stripes-adorned killer-zombie adaptation of Uncle Sam, the traditional personification of the American government.

While the promo clearly is intended to be humorous, if not satirical, BGB is using it as a calling card in its search for a distributor capable of spreading its message.

The video features two Urdu-speaking male and female cast members wearing contemporary, non-ethnic clothing, giddily venturing through what appears to be an American city.


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