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Babongo

Tribe, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

The Babongo people of Gabon take powerful hallucinogens which send them on a life-threatening, three day trip. Bruce Parry undergoes the initiation and finds it has some terrifying side effects.The Babongo of Gabon used to be known, derogatively, as pygmies. They're still treated as second-class citizens by their neighbours. But their expertise and knowledge of the forests is unique and their use of Iboga, a powerful hallucinogenic which lies at the heart of Babongo culture, makes them famous throughout Gabon.

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Wed 4 Jan 2006 23:20
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