Wendigo Psychosis

A culture-bound disorder formerly of the Algonquian tribes of North America which involves an intense craving for human flesh—even when other food sources are readily available—and the fear that one will turn into a cannibal. The condition has waned with urbanisation
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At the center of the film is the emergence of the iconic Wendigo, John Boyd, whose literal turn to cannibalism is metaphorical of a nation en route to adopting a collective consciousness of consumption that is a form of Wendigo psychosis.