A voice from the forest (film)
Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
Veteran film-maker Parry hangs out with a tribe of hunter-gatherers and seeks wisdom with Indian gurus in a well-meaning documentary. He travels the world, living with indigenous peoples, delving deeper then ever on a journey into the heart of our collective human conscience.
If you’re a fan of explorer and TV presenter Bruce Parry, don’t miss this doc in which he revisits tribes in Borneo and the Amazon. He reckons the nomadic hunter-gatherers have something to teach us about connecting to each other and the environment. Stunning footage from his travels is interspersed with interviews with choice experts. A lot of ideas are thrown around on mindfulness, brain function, the environment and community – this self-directed film is shorter on time than ideas. But it’s sincere, thought-provoking and gives you space to meditate on its message.