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 differently 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 that takes us on a journey of exploration into the Indian subcontinent, the forests of Borneo, deep into the Amazon and to the Isle of Skye. It investigates what has happened to our societies and our lives since we have stopped flowing with nature and shaped our own needs.
It is a film from BBC’s Bruce Parry (BAFTA award winning Amazon and TRIBE) and has been 4-5 years in the making. Produced by the likes of Julien Lennon (and uncredited Bono and Damien Hirst). Bruce will be in the cinema on Friday 6th October for a live Q&A after the film.
The screening on Friday 6th October at 6.30pm will include a live Q&A with Bruce Parry who has been largely out of the public eye during the 4 year plus production of this film.
Bruce will be appearing on TV3 for an interview at 10.10am on 5th October and on RTE Radio 1 with Ryan Tubridy at 9am on 6th October, on the day of the Q&A screening.
Interviews with Bruce Parry
Afternoon Edition, Radio 5 Live (from 1hr 7 to 1hr 49mins)
Radcliffe & Maconie 6 Music (after 20 mins in & at 57 mins – credits at the end).
BBC Manchester (at 1:36:00)
★★★★ Anna Smith, TIME OUT
“The message of this tranquil, sincere and sensitively made documentary is unquestioningly worth heeding”
★★★ David Parkinson, RADIO TIMES
“A lone voice in the forest of a time of climate change denial”
★★★ Tara Brady, IRISH TIMES
“The most urgent and thought-provoking documentary of the year”
Joyce Glasser, MATURE TIMES
“All Parry documentaries are a voyage of discovery and this is no exception”
Neil White, EVERYFILMBLOG