Adventurer and film maker Bruce Parry first met the Penan tribe in the rainforests of Borneo during the making of his BBC TV series Tribe, broadcast from 2005 – 2007. For his new film ‘Tawai: A Voice from the Forest’ he revisits the Penan and finds out whether their connection with nature, and with each other, can help us all take collective responsibility for making the world a better place. Join us as we find out more about Bruce Parry’s new film and discover his travel inspirations, biggest challenges and what keeps him going if he ever feels like giving up.
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Karen is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author. In 2012 she won a silver medal at the London Paralympics. At the age of 21, Karen became paralysed from the chest down, following a sea cliff climbing accident. Since then her perseverance and creativity have made for an extraorindary life. In 2006 she crossed Greenland’s ice cap whilst sitting on skis using her arms and pole to travel 372 miles. She has also cycled the length of Japan and climbed El Capitan, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Here, chatting to Uneasy no settle writer Catherine Mack, she talks openly about the challenges that being paralysed poses and how she’s nearly died five times; from falling off a cliff to being run over by a car to cerebral oedema in the Andes and being flown out on a plane.read full interview
Lola (Akinmade) Akerstrom is an award-winning writer and photographer. She has dispatched from and photographed roughly 60 countries for various publications and her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN and The Guardian among others. She is also editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria she talks to Uneasy no settle about the challenges that racism has posed for her on her own personal journey and how she dreams of a tolerant world, leading to more understanding and ultimately more peace. Lola is obsessed with the North Pole and dreams of visiting there one day. For now though, her happiest travel memory was eating homemade pizza with her husband in the tiny mountain village of Gratteri in Sicily.read full interview
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