Mangurama has acquired North American theatrical rights to Bruce Parry’s TAWAI – A VOICE FROM THE FOREST on the day of its World Premiere at the 8th annual San Francisco Green Film Festival. This poetic film follows Bruce Parry (of BBC’s Going Tribal, Amazon, and Arctic), on his journey of exploration, from the forests of Borneo to the Indian subcontinent, from deep in the Amazon to the Isle of Skye, investigating what has happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle, since we stopped flowing with nature and began to shape it to our own needs.
Filmmaker Bruce Parry said, “I am thrilled to be working with Mangurama on the theatrical release of our documentary, TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest, here in North America. We had a great run in the UK and now it is time to be sharing the wonderful embodied wisdom of our egalitarian relatives with the world. I feel that a deeper understanding of our true ancestry needs to be heard now more than ever. It is a vital story, one that kept us empathically connected to each other and to nature for the vast majority of our time on this planet. But somehow this story has become lost – and we need to learn it once again.”
Carrying all they own on their backs, the Penan People of Borneo are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer peoples in existence that still live a nomadic life – a way of being that predates the dawn of agriculture and the domestication of plants and animals for food. TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest investigates what has happened to our societies, and our relationships with each other and the world around us. A quest for reconnection, this film provides a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
Abramorama’s Chief Operating Officer Karol Martesko-Fenster added, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Bruce, and his fantastic team, to bring this astounding journey to the big screen. Bruce has crafted a powerful, insightful and timely film, galvanizing viewers to explore reconnecting with each other and their surroundings.”
Theaters Featuring TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest followed by Q&A’s with Bruce Parry
9/14 – Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA
9/15 – Elmwood Rialto, Berkeley, CA
9/16 – Sebastopol Theatre, Sebastopol, CA
9/17 – The Miniplex, Arcata, CA
9/18 – Bijou, Eugene, OR
9/19 – Living Room Theater, Portland, OR
9/21 – Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA
9/23 – Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA
9/24 – Laemmle’s Monica Film Center, Santa Monica, CA
For More Information and Tickets Please Visit: www.tawai.earth
TAWAI – A VOICE FROM THE FOREST (2018 USA, 94 min – English). Quest Unlimited presents TAWAI-A Voice From The Forest in association with Mangusta Productions and Creativity Capital. Cinematography by Mark O’Fearghail. Edited by Veronique Cabois. Original Music by Nick Barber. Co-Produced by Sean Scott Griffin. Aerial Photography Nicolas Jolliet. Sound Daniel Hewett. Pablo Villegas. Supervising Sound Editor Richard Kondal. Written by Bruce Parry Tamara Colchester Veronique Cabois Rory Spowers Jeronimo Mazarrasa Christopher Seward. Executive Producers Gareth Jones Patrick Fischer David Gilberry. Consulting Producer Christopher Seward. Produced by Adam Bohling David Reid Bruce Parry Uri Fruchtmann. Giancarlo Canavesio. Co-Directed by Mark O’Fearghail. Directed by Bruce Parry. A Mangurama North American Theatrical Release.
Quest Unlimited is a UK production & distribution company set up by Bruce Parry with friends (who just happen to be world class Producers) Uri Fruchtmann, Adam Bohling and David Reid for one sole purpose – to bring Bruce Parry’s powerful film idea to screen.
Creativity Capital are a London based finance-boutique specializing in asset-backed lending for the independent film industry, providing secured loans to film productions worldwide and have helped bring to screen “McQueen”, BAFTA Winning “Under the Shadow” & “Swallows & Amazons”. For more information please visit www.creativitycapital.co.uk
Mangurama, a partnership between Abramorama and Giancarlo Canavesio’s Mangusta Productions, brings films that celebrate “consciousness” to the big, medium, and small screen. Mangurama’s films are the next generation of mind, body, spirit documentaries, covering not only spirituality, eastern philosophy, yoga and meditation, but also economics, politics, philosophy, sexuality and other aspects of the human existence. The company distributes and invests in the completion of paradigm challenging and consciousness expanding visual content. Released and upcoming feature documentaries include Raz Degan’s The Last Shaman, Tao Ruspoli’s Monogamish, Randall Wright’sSummer In The Forest, Luc Cote’s From Shock To Awe, and Bruce Parry’s TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest. New paradigm docs on DMT, channeling indigenous wisdom, divine feminine vs. toxic masculinity, the metaphysics of Blockchain, and new conscious capitalism are in various stage of development for release in 2019/20. Mangurama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners, is an industry leader in the marketing, promotion, global rights management and distribution of “consciousness themed” films and continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience.
For more information visit – www.mangurama.com.
San Francisco Green Fest
Launched in 2011, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is the West Coast’s leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet. SF Green Film Festival is dedicated to screening compelling environmental films; connecting audiences to filmmakers and experts; and sparking green ideas & actions. Our signature program is the annual Green Film Fest and we also screen films and support filmmakers throughout the year. Green Film Fest 2018, September 6-14, is an official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement. We’ll have a vibrant line up of 55 new, international films connecting a passionate audience with top documentary filmmakers, environmental experts and campaigners, including the screening TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.