Film Screenings: Thursday 8 October
It’s a Festival for Writers, Readers & Watchers!
FILM SCREENINGS at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival introduced by the writer/directors, and followed by a Q & A session.
Thursday 8 October: Lawrence Blair presents ‘The Dream Wanderers of Borneo’
A rare opportunity to see Lawrence Blair, writer, presenter and co-producer (with his late brother) of the internationally acclaimed TV adventure series ‘Ring of Fire’, which won two EMMY awards in 1988. A personal and often harrowing succession of adventures by two brothers through the wilder regions of the Indonesian archipelago.
Movie: The Dream Wanderers of Borneo: For 800 miles through uncharted rainforest the Blair brothers seek the last of the nomadic Punan Dyaks, the free-roving masters of the interior – the ‘dream wandering’ tribe believed to no longer exist. The brothers struggle inwards, plagued by torrential rain, quicksand, leeches and virulent insects. Eventually they find and live with the Punan tribe who initiate them into the spiritual mysteries of the ‘dream wanderers’. The brothers are tattooed with the symbol of ‘Aping’ – the Tree of All Life which, the Punan shaman explains, they will now bear, wherever they travel amongst the tribes of man, as a reminder that all are part of a single Tree”
Dr. Blair is also the writer, presenter and co-producer (with his late brother) of the internationally acclaimed tv adventure series Ring of Fire, which won two EMMY awards in 1988. He is also author of the companion book Ring of Fire, chronicling his and his brother’s astounding ten years of exploring Indonesia. The book remained for ten weeks on Britain’s Top Ten non-fiction Best Seller list
After his brother’s death in l995 Lawrence also wrote and presented Beyond the Ring of Fire, for PBS (WBGH, Boston).
He has also worked as both writer, facilitator and presenter on such Omnimax/Eyemax feature documentaries as Baraka, and Ring Of Fire – Volcanoes of the Pacific Rim.
In 2005 and 2006 he wrote, presented and co-produced for SKY TV UK, the 5-part series Myths Magic and Monsters, some of which has recently appeared on Garuda Airline’s In Flight Entertainment programs. In addition to having been Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California’s Department of Anthropology, he has lectured and appeared widely on international radio and tv, talking about psycho-anthropology, tribal mysticism and the mysteries of Indonesia. He is also experienced at performance lectures for both passenger liners and private charter cruises, as well at special corporate conferences.
See The Dream Wanderers of Borneo
Thursday 8 October
10.30 – 12.30 @ Casa Luna | FREE