An animated characters are seen in this still from the Ukrainian movie Mavka: Spirit of the Forest

Movie screening: Mavka: The Forest Song

July 29, 2023

7:00 pm

9:30 pm

Celebrate Ukrainian culture in Houston with a special screening of Mavka: The Forest Song presented by Ukrainian American Cultural Club of Houston and HTX4Ukraine.

Produced by Animagrad, a Ukranian studio, the animated film is based on the drama “The Forest Song’ by Lesya Ukrainka and images of Slavic mythology. It features an original soundtrack written by well-known Ukrainian musicians, consisting of Ukrainian folk tunes in modern adaptations and compositions created for the movie. Despite the war, the animation team was able to finish the film by working from bomb shelters and displaced locations. The Houston premiere at Discovery Green proceeds the film’s release on streaming services.

Before the film stop by the Ukrainian Cultural Booth to check out some traditional arts and crafts and fun kids activities. The Consul General of Ukraine in Houston will kick off the screening with a short address to the audience.


Mavka – the soul of the forest – has been chosen by the supreme spirits to become the forest’s new guardian. But when she meets a talented human musician named Lucas – a man on the hunt for a mysterious tree with the power to give life, she is faced with an impossible choice between her newfound love and her duty to the spirits. Can humans and the forest live in harmony, or will greed and vice destroy them both?

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