Bruce Parry’s TAWAI: A Voice from the Forest previewing from 22nd September

TAWAI: A Voice From The Forest, the ground-breaking new film from BAFTA Award winning presenter and explorer Bruce Parry, is an investigation that takes you from tribal communities in the forests of Borneo and the Amazon, to the Saddhu of India on the Ganges, to the Isle of Skye. Out on 29th September in select cinemas across the UK and Ireland, with previewing from 22nd September, the film is distributed by Munro Films.

In TAWAI: A Voice From The Forest, Bruce explores what has happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle – when we stopped being at one with nature and began to shape it to our own needs. How has this affected tribes around the world? And what we can learn from their way of living? Bruce questions what has happened to our societies and how we relate to the natural world.

This feature length documentary, complete with stunning footage of life in the forest and panoramic views of our changing landscape, the is the poetic culmination of Bruce’s journey.

The word Tawai comes from the Penan People of Borneo, the last indigenous community that Bruce visited in BBC documentary Tribe. His time with this extraordinary group led him to re-evaluate all he had previously learned about human nature and society.

TAWAI: A Voice from the Forest is co-produced by Adam Bohling and David Reid whose 20-year experience in the British film industry includes the production of Kick-ass, Layercake, Eddie the Eagle and the global box office smash hit Kingsman. Also producing the film is Uri Fruchtmann founder of Fragile Films and has produced and directed award winning documentaries and feature films including An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest and Hope Springs.

About Bruce Parry
Bruce Parry is an explorer and BAFTA-award-winning documentary presenter, famous for his sensitive & straightforward style of investigation into difficult subjects in extremely remote and testing locations.

Best known for his BBC documentaries Tribe, Amazon and Arctic, 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. TAWAI: A Voice from the Forest is his directorial debut.

SHOWING AT THE FOLLOWING CINEMAS (Please check the website for up to date listings

From 22nd September

Brighton – Komedia

From 25th September

Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre

From 29th September

London – Bertha DocHouse

London – Dalston Rio

London – Brentford Watermans

Liverpool – Fact cinema

Manchester – Home

Bristol – Watershed

Stamford – Stamford Arts Centre

Stirling – Macrobert Art Centre

Torrington – The Plough Arts Centre

From 13th October

Shrewsbury – Walker Theatre

From 15th October

Cardiff – Chapter Arts Centre

From 21st October

Inverness – Eden Court Theatre

From 24th October

Aberdeen – Belmont Filmhouse

25th October – One Night Only

Edinburgh – Filmhouse Cinema

28th October – One Night Only

Skye – Aros

From 3rd November

Blaenau Ffestiniog/Gweynedd – Cell B

From 19th November

Chipping Norton – Chipping Norton Theatre

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