Challenging visions of the world

HONITON’s Beehive arts and community centre has screenings of three important films with a profound environmental and social conscience, on Fridays 12th and 19th January and 2nd February.

Tawai – A Voice From The Forest, on Friday 12th, takes its name from the word used by the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. Explorer Bruce Parry takes a philosophical and sociological look at life, as he travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very different from our own.

Earth – One Amazing Day, on Friday 19th, is the sequel to Earth, also by BBC Earth Films, and featuring Robert Redford. Over the course of a single day, the film tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters.

The third film is Human Flow, made by the great and courageous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, on screen on Friday 2nd February. In the last few years, more than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Himself the subject of persecution and imprisonment for his outspoken views by the Communist regime, Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of this human crisis and its profound personal impact.