Bruce Parry

Film make, Explorer and Journeyer

Bruce has been making documentaries now for a couple of decades. What started out as a simple desire for adventure developed into a deep love for humanity and nature, and the kind of response that comes with having seen first-hand the affect our way of life is having on the world. Bruce has lived with indigenous peoples the world over and has undergone male rites of passage with many of the tribes he visited.



Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, Bruce Parry (of the BBC’s Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks on an immersive odyssey to explore the different ways that humans relate to nature and how this influences the way we create our societies. From the forests of the Amazon and Borneo to the River Ganges and Isle of Skye, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.

And here’s a gift from Bruce!  You can watch Tawai for free for the next 6 days leading up to the Q & A here:

password: widerhorizonsfestival

and here, another gift from Bruce, is a bonus featurette which adds a deeper layer to the film: