In Romania, the homeland of Dracula and superstition, witchcraft is not only alive; it’s thriving and feared by politicians. There are hundreds of witches in the country, and they make and break marriages, cure diseases, cast or release people from good and evil spells, and predict the future. Supposedly, one in ten Romanians visits a witch.
To find out how this influences modern Romanian society, I spend a week with a powerful witch clan and learn how to brew a love potion, cook up a curse, and witnesses the exorcism of a woman supposedly possessed by the devil.
Producer/Director/Reporter: Milène Larsson
DoP: Beniamino Barrese
AP/Cam B: Fred Tiffin
Editor: Rhiannon Mayor
Production Company: Vice/Broadly