IBOGAINE Rite of Passage DVD
Ibogaine is a substance that is derived from the root of an African plant that grows in Gabon. This plant is originally used during initiations of the Bwiti culture, but in the sixties the anti-addictive properties of this psychoactive substance were discovered by Howard Lotsof. Ibogaine is surrounded by controversy. The decisions about the use of Ibogaine in the treatment of addiction appear to be made on political and economical, rather than rational basis.
Despite the results that show the efficacy of Ibogaine, the pharmaceutical companies and the government show no interest and stay sceptical. Ibogaine has provided us with more insight in the mechanisms of addiction and the question if it needs to be used for treating this huge western problem is getting more and more acknowledgement.
Moussavou (22) lives in the village Mitoné in Gabon. For her the traditional African initiation is part of healing process. She suffered from an illness for more than a year and she hopes that eating the holy plant will be the starting point of a new phase in her life.
This 50 minute documentary shows the different aspects of this special substance by means of personal experiences and explanations of ex-addicts, treatment providers and experts.
Subtitles available in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. The DVD is available in PAL/SECAM format (used in most European countries) and NTSC format (used in Europe, North and South America and some other coutries). Click here to see which format is used in your country.
I would like to congratulate Ben Lounen with this EXCELLENT work on Ibogaine.
He brought together very interesting people and stories to interview and to tell the truth behind this sheduled 1 substance - meaning that is has no medical value or meaning in our western society - wich is offcourse a blunt lie, and misconception of our plant friends and the planets indiginous cultures.
Not only the subject and the approuch are very professional. Also his feeling for building up the story - mixing western and indiginous cultures - and the moving soundtrack makes this documentaries already one of the best arround on psychoactive substances.
BUY this one!