It’s the chance of a lifetime.
Deep within the heart of the African continent exists a mystical plant called Iboga. During Bwiti ceremonies, the roots from this sacred shrub are used to concoct a potion that transports initiates over to the spirits’ world. Once there, the initiate comes face-to-face with Mamiwata—the feared and revered Spirit of The Ngounie River—who decides their fate. For some, the alleged encounter leads to a fulfilling and prosperous life; for others, it brings calamity and death.
Like many scientists, NATHAN DALE dreams of a breakthrough in one of the world’s most complex illnesses—drug addiction. When an old colleague summons him to study the Iboga root, he seizes the opportunity and embarks on a research trip to Mouila, Gabon. Along with his best students—Megan, Andy, and Matt and Emily—he hopes to find the solution to a drug addiction free world.