For centuries, women of Puglia were tormented by a local spider, whose bite would propel them into a state of hysteria. The only cure was a trance-like dance to the frenetic beat of the Tarantella Pizzica, a global music phenomenon today. When scientists revealed the spider was harmless, the curious hysteria became a mystery. What was the poison?
Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard and Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Produced by Kasper Schultz and Andreas Dalsgaard
Edited by Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Written by Duska Zagorac
Line-producer Sofie Johannesen