To commemorate International Day of Forests on 21st March explorer and filmmaker Bruce Parry has joined with Greenpeace to present UK-wide screenings of one of the most enlightening films to reach the big screen this year, Tawai - A Voice from the Forest.
The documentary takes us on an immersive cinematic journey through Borneo, India and the tributaries of the Amazon, to meet the indigenous people who live in harmony with the forests that are integral to their survival, and ours. Eighty per cent of the world’s forests, vital in regulating the world's climate, have been destroyed or degraded due to deforestation and intensive farming practices. The survival of indigenous peoples like the Penan in Malaysia and the Munduruku in Brazil is under threat as they become physically and spiritually disconnected from the natural environments that surround them, and are denied rights to the land that they inhabit.
A third of the box office will go towards Greenpeace to end the illegal logging of the world’s ancient forests, and to protect the rights of the indigenous peoples. If you’d like to donate more, visit here to find out how.
"If the forest dies, humanity dies"
Important booking information: In order for this screening to take place a minimum number of seats must be booked and paid for by Sunday March 11th. You can book seats for yourself, and see how many seats still need to be booked (if any) by going to https://www.ourscreen.com/forestday.
There are simultanaeous screenings planned all across the UK and you can see the location of all the cinemas on the same website. A number of cinemas in London plan to show the film, including Wimbledon and Clapham; also Brighton in Sussex. Prices and seat bookings thresholds vary from cinema to cinema.