Bruce Parry

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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

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