Legendary English explorer, anthropologist and filmmaker, Dr. Lawrence Blair's life and work is dedicated to sharing the creatures and peoples of the Indonesian archipelago as they have never been seen before. In this documentary, Behind The Seen looks into the relationship between intelligence and nature as Blair closely investigates the ecosystems living in the islands of Indonesia. Discover an abundance of beauty within this environment's natural luminosities: synchronous gregarious fireflies, glowing vines in Borneo, incandescent mushrooms, and meet the brightest bioluminescent creature in nature.
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Dr. Lawrence Blair is an explorer, film maker, author and public speaker on the peoples and creatures of Indonesia. A resident of Bali, he has assisted and led marine expeditions throughout the archipelago since the Lindblad Explorer – the first genuinely exploratory tourist ship – broached the Spice Islands in l978. His onboard companions have included Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Sir Peter Scott, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Sir Michael Cowdray, Baron Von Schenk, Larry Summers, Richard Dawkins and numerous luminaries, less publicly known, in the fields of science.
He is also the writer, presenter and co-producer of the PBS and BBC TV adventure series Ring of Fire, winner of two EMMY awards, aired in over sixty nations, and introduced by Richard Gere. Lawrence also wrote the companion book Ring of Fire, describing the ten years of filming his Indonesian explorations.
Educated in Britain, France and Mexico, Lawrence Blair earned his doctorate at Lancaster University, England, with a thesis which explored and defined the field of Psycho-Anthropology. This was subsequently published as the highly successful book: Rhythms of Vision – The Changing Patterns of Belief.
In 2005 and 2006 he wrote, presented and co-produced for SKY TV UK, the 5-part series Myths Magic and Monsters. Lawrence has lectured and appeared widely on international radio and tv, elucidating psycho-anthropology, tribal mysticism and the ‘secrets’ of Indonesia.
Visit his website https://www.drlawrenceblair.com/