Strzygoń i jak sobie z nim radzić
The strzygoń is a figure that appears often in Polish folk mythology and under many names: it can be a man with two souls who rises from the grave to scare and strangle the living, yet it can also be a caring – yet still dead – husband and father... There is only one way to free yourself from them forever. This animation explaining strzygoń behaviour, including how to get rid of them, was based on 19th-century folk legends and made using resources from libraries and digital museums.
Narration: Adam Strug
death in art
Animation, sound & editing: Kajetan Obarski
Selection of texts: Łukasz Kozak
English subtitles: Marc Bence
Production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute