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The Ibogaine Stories

the FILM


The Ibogaine Stories (currently in pilot) is a film documenting the little known history of a movement that fought to get ibogaine recognized.  We will hear the amazing stories of a group of inspiring individuals who risked so much, treating addicts with a plant medicine from Central Africa that has liberated thousands of people from substance abuse. We travel to Gabon to learn more about the traditional Bwiti context for iboga consumption – and fears for the survival of the plant. We also speak to the original ibogaine activists in the West who share their personal, lived experiences working with this powerful healing medicine.



What is Ibogaine?


Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that has been demonstrated to interrupt substance use disorders, as well as possess other neurological and psychological benefits. It is found naturally in a number of plant sources, principally in a member of the Apocynaceae family known as iboga (usually Tabernanthe iboga), which has been used for centuries by traditional communities in West Africa for ritual and healing purposes.


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Ibogaine in quotes...

Afterwards, I was walking and I looked at this tree, and as I looked at it I realized I no longer had any fear of death. Also that I was no longer addicted to narcotics.
— Howard Lotsof, NDA International
It is the one molecule that was effective in ending my own personal drug dependence.
— Patrick Kroupa, Consultant at Clear Sky Recovery
Ibogaine was the most important experience I ever had
— Rick Doblin, Founder MAPS
Ibogaine is going to transform biomedical psychiatry...and about time...its pretty broken.
— Dennis McKenna PhD