Documentarian/ anthropologist Bruce Parry, returned to live with the Penan indigenous peoples of Borneo for his latest documentary, Tawai: a Voice from the Forest.
He told us why this hunter-gatherer group changed his outlook on life
“[The] Penan had a huge impact on me as far as re-evaluating human nature. I was swept up in the many stories of our time, like how we need a strong government to control us, because left to our own devices we’ll tear each other apart. Then here I am with these anarchists, who are the most peaceful people on the planet. What I’ve learned from these people is to see myself as a part of a whole, and not see myself as a superior species.”
Tawai is out now, selected screenings nationwide