‘You understand so little of what is around you because you do not use what is within you.’
Hildegard von Bingen
The challenge of living empathically in today’s frenetic globalised economy is something I've been thinking and writing about since the release of Tawai. As the film makes its way out into the world, and is watched by an increasingly diverse audience, the idea of a universal empathy that transcends the borders of self and nation becomes more and more relevant. This article explores some of the questions that arise as the wisdom of the forest meets the city centres in which the film is shown.