Tawai: A Voice From The Forest

Film, Documentaries
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Tawai: A Voice From The Forest

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Bruce Parry visits tribes in search of the truth.

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.

By: Anna Smith



Release details

Release date:
Friday September 29 2017
101 mins

Cast and crew

Bruce Parry, Mark Ellam
Bruce Parry

Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I saw Tawai last night. It manages to be something that will be able change people's relationships with nature— by moving their hearts, yet taking their minds along too. I am one of the converted already, but I feel like it's done so well that those less likely to be found in a field full of hippies will be given pause for thought, at that's where it all starts. 

My flatmate and I, both involved in video and doc production, both agreed that along with being a knockout success in terms of the message's delivery, it was the most beautifully shot and graded doc we had ever see. 
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I had the privilege to see this amazing film last night and cannot recommend it highly enough. Beautifully shot, profoundly relevant and timely, Tawai communicates a message which will resonate with everyone - one that we all need to hear.

this is my first ever review, and i'm writing it because having seen Tawai last night, I was so touched, and so blown away by the message of the film and the heartfelt and skillful way it was delivered, I would like to recommend anyone who feels even mildly charmed to see it, goes and sees it. Absolutely first class

I saw this film on preview in Brighton, I felt transported and immersed and was blown away by the rich cinematography, the new ideas Bruce Parry brings to the table about humanity as a species and by Bruce Parry's evolution as a film maker and with him being an all round decent man. It's a triumph and a must watch in my opinion, I've booked another ticket for London as there is so much in this film that I'm sure I will see it in a different light the second time around :D