Filmmaker Maxim Lambers is doing his exams at the St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design this year. He is making a short film about a the ‘Wikster van het Wad’ a modern day witch who lives in the far north of Holland, close to the wadden sea.
Maxim: ‘My goal is not to convey knowledge about witchcraft with this film, because my knowledge in this area is too limited for that. Instead, with this film I want to try to give my audience an understanding of themselves in the world. I want to bring that about by having them look at themselves through another, because I believe that you learn the most about yourself by looking at the other. With the camera and my sound recorder in my hand, I let myself be carried away in the customs and rituals of modern witchcraft. I try to look for the magic until it doesn’t seem to matter anymore whether it is real or imagination.’