Bwiti - the Struggle against Cannibal Witch Doctors is a Documentary programme.
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Bwiti - the Struggle against Cannibal Witch Doctors
Discover the secrets and the perils of one of the world's most spectacular religions in this fascinating programme, which looks at the lives of the Bandjis. Living in the depths of Equatorial Guinea, they have, for the past thirty years, suffered the scourge of brutal dictators who exert their power through witchcraft and rituals closely linked to cannibalism.
To combat the constant threat of being eaten, the Bwiti, members of a religion born at the start of the 20th century, consume a sacred plant called iboga. Not only does this allow them to confront the cannibalistic practices directly; it allegedly also enables them to communicate with the gods.
Witness the beauty of the Bwiti temples and the frenzied rhythm of their ceremonies, presided over by a sacred harp, as the natives of this small African country continue their struggle against a sinister threat.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Database last updated: 18 September - 18:20