William & Mary

Film Screening: The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

Baba yagaThis film combines Eastern European storybook animation with documentary and fiction elements to recount the Slavic fable of the Witch Baba Yaga, a frightful character living in a woodland hut perched on chicken legs. The director’s previous documentary hybrids include Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys and Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo.  She is fascinated by the rituals, superstitions, and fables of diverse subcultures.