Madagascar: The Spirit of Plants

Madagascar is a natural paradise. The variety of its climate and relief has given the “Red Island” one of the world’s richest floras. The island’s healers possess precious knowledge, can identify hundreds of plants, and also contribute to scientific research.

In the town of Anantsono, in the south west of the island, Bernard meets Folo Boataky. Everybody knows Folo, who describes herself as a Mpitaha, a therapist. With help from the spirits of ancestors, Folo Boataky uses precious trees, as well as her hands and her mastery of the state of trance, which can produce miracles.

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