I’m very happy to announce that Lakshmi Narayan of Awake Media has joined forces with Producer/Director Eric Thiermann, founder of Impact Creative and  Academy Award Nominee and DP for Oscar winner “Women for America”  to make a documentary called Root to Liberation: Iboga, Addiction & the Law.

This movie will shine a light on the problem of the prescription-induced addiction epidemic and the failure of the current system, as well as the solution that iboga represents for healing. We’re going to explore the medical model, the sacramental model, and the issues around sustainability, extraction, supply and demand, and integration, following practitioners, shamans, and patients from California to Cape Town.

Because of the alarming statistic of 116 deaths a day due to opioids, we would like to fast track the production process and get a crowdfunding campaign up as soon as possible, and to this end we are busy putting our budgets together this week to present to MAPS who has agreed to be our fiscal sponsor.

Stay tuned for more.