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 people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
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Too simplistic approach for a far too complex world
This documentary is not bad per se. The drone flights are a bit of an overkill and the shaky handheld frames are just the way they are.
But that is not the main critic.
The way Bruce Parry tries to explain the world and its downward spiral towards globalization and claiming to have found a safe haven in a few simple cultures.
However, the mentioned cultures in this documentary would also not be sustainable once blown up to continental or even global scale.
There would simply not be enough environmental space for billions of people living the same life-style.
Bruce Parry keeps on repeating the same mantra over and over again like if he had found the key to all problems of our civilization.
Hypocritical at best.
3/10: Not really worth your while.
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