Bruce Parry is an explorer and BAFTA award winning documentary presenter, famous for his un-patronising style of investigation into difficult subjects in extremely remote and testing locations.
His time living with the Indigenous Peoples of the world has given him a unique insight into the human condition and his ti me spent visiting places on the environmental frontline has allowed him a broad perspective of our place on the planet.
Bruce’s documentaries have been acquired by and shown in over 150 countries cementing his place as one of the world’s most successful documentarians and in Autumn of 2017 Bruce’s directorial debut “TAWAI – A voice from the forest” was released in UK cinemas to critical and audience acclaim, and was one of the highest grossing docs of the year.
Explorer Bruce Parry visits indigenous peoples on a quest into the heart of the human conscience.
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 peoples living lives very differently to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a 4-year exploration into what happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle, when we stopped flowing with nature and began to shape it to our own needs. TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
<<this should be showed everywhere, especially in schools. To me it is a must see. I am left with a sense of yearning for something I can’t quite put my finger on, but what I do know is that I have to make changes in my life to have a knock on effect for people I will probably never ever meet, but possibly share some form of DNA with. Like Bruce, I had that connection of ‘oneness’ in India, it was quite overwhelming and profound…life can never be the same after that. Thank you for this film.>> Lisa Dundas