Conventional western medicine is based on science, research, and technology. But in cultures around the world, many still look to monks, mystics, and magic potions, putting their faith in extreme cures.
In Nigeria, Shagon Shano participates in a traditional fight known as Dambe. Boxers can strike anywhere on the body, with the fist or the feet. The goal is to deliver a single decisive blow to cause the opponent's hand or knee to touch the ground.
Taboo examines some of these unconventional relationships. We'll meet a woman who's in love with a man nearly three times her height. Then, find out why a man hides his homosexuality, promising to love and obey his wife. And we'll delve inside the inner workings of a marriage made up of three partners. While some may think these are Odd Couples, this is marital bliss for others.moreless
Living two lives can be seen as deceitful, bizarre and Taboo. We'll meet a woman who lives part-time in a wheelchair pretending to be paraplegic although she's not. And see how two groups of people become completely different when dressed in costumes. And meet a man who lives on the streets, but also owns and lives in a million-dollar house.moreless