Following a banal incident in her local village,
8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she
is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in
the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation
ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a
witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is
attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should
she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.