In an isolated village that lives under the imposing shadow of a ruined windmill, the "shadow of the goblin",
and survives with the donations of many of its expatriates, the Villagers prepare a Christmas dance every year as a means of maintaining the link with their expatriates.
Moreover, with this dance, according to popular tradition, they "exorcise" the fear of the Kalikantzars who, as they believe, live under the ruined Windmill.
In a world, however, that is constantly changing and as the conditions that once connected them with the folk tradition disappear, the villagers are trapped in a perpetual repetition of the Christmas dance with the arbitrary addition of new elements that move to the limits of kitsch and ridiculousness.
The few children of the village react to this situation with improvised representations of creating shadows with their hands that end up in slabs and frighten the precautionary inhabitants. The fear becomes greater as the cycle of nature approaches the greatest night.
The arrival of the new teacher in the village and the systematic work at school on issues of artistic creation gives children new creative perspectives.
The creations of the puppils infiltrate the daily life of the village and, gradually, lead to conflict raising issues of interpersonal relationships, communication and cultural identity are.
At the same time, they give a new interpretation of the goblin myth associated with one of the most characteristic products of our time, garbage. The new goblins made with garbage create a framework of fairy tales with stories about environmental issues and modern changes of nature in the cycle of time.