Tawai: A Voice From the Forest

By The Miniplex (other events)

3 Dates Through Sep 22, 2018

LIMITED RUN, with a Director's Q&A with celebrity explorer, BBC host, and indigenous rights activist Bruce Parry on Monday 9/17! A mindful journey to see what the world’s indigenous people can teach us about our own survival and that of the planet..."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 (iconic host of the BBC's 'TRIBE,' 'AMAZON,' and 'ARCTIC') 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.

"An empathetic, sumptuously filmed homage to indigenous groups, particularly the Penan, a Bornean community that is held up by anthropologists as a model of a peaceful and egalitarian society." - The Guardian 

"Stunning footage from [Bruce Parry's] 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." - Time Out


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