Hive Life and the Hive are delighted to be bringing you the first ever showing of Bruce Parry’s latest deforestation documentary, TAWAI, in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Award-winning presenter Bruce Parry is a man who has lived among indigenous community from the Himalayas, Mongolia, through Peru and Brazil, to the Arctic in Greenland, Alaska and Siberia, immersing himself entirely in their customs and culture for three documentaries with the BBC. His daredevil reputation precedes him – over the course of his travels, he has crunched on wild rats with the Adi Tribe of the Himalayas, downed blood in Suri, Ethiopia and entered into a hallucinogenic Ayahuasca-induced trance in the Amazon.
His most recent documentary, TAWAI, offers a spiritual retreat, threading through the lush forests of the Amazon and Borneo to the River Ganges and the Isle of Sky to scrutinise the impacts of deforestation. With over 1.6 billion people depending on forests for their livelihood globally, Parry redefines perspectives, tearing focus away from the urban jungle into environmental devastation and the loss of biodiversity. As it grapples with a deeply philosophical quandary, TAWAI is sure to give you plenty to mull over.
TAWAI – A voice from the forest
A film from Bruce Parry