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La Ciencia de la Ayahuasca

The Science of Ayahuasca

In this episode of the Spanish language documentary series 'Voices of Ayahuasca', produced by Iñaki Bertaleuce and Aitor Biedma, prestigious scientists explore the therapeutic potential of this ceremonial drink originating from the Upper Amazon. Scientific research into ayahuasca gained momentum in the late 1990s, driven by a group of researchers in Catalonia who challenged the taboo around psychedelic substances. Yet, the bureaucratic obstacles imposed by drug prohibition present ongoing challenges to scientific research and legislative reform.

The series is directed by journalist Iñaki Berazaluce and produced by The Hard Men Path. It began in early 2023 as a line of defense for ayahuasca "in response to ongoing attacks on ayahuasca practices by the Spanish police and certain media outlets," according to the director of 'Voices of Ayahuasca'.

Directed by Iñaki Berazaluce, Journalist

A journalist with more than 25 years of experience in print, online and radio media, including El País, Diario Público, 20 Minutos, Huffington Post, and magazines such as GQ, Cadena Ser, Revista Cáñamo or Condè Nast Traveler. Since 2020 he has also been involved in psychedelic activism, collaborating with ICEERS, Cannopia and the Plataforma de Defensa de la Ayahuasca.

Produced by Aitor Biedma, Visual Artist  & VJ

Aitor Biedma is a visual artist, whose work is deeply connected with music. In his projects he uses nature as a canvas to create otherworldly  and multisensorial experiences.

He's been involved in different artistic projects around Europe and is  honored to be part of the Voices of Ayahuasca documentary series about ayahuasca, the traditions and all the cultural heritage behind this project.

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