Tawai: A Voice from the Forest

Bruce Parry & Mark Ellam/2017/97 min/People & Cultures

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from people living lives very differently from our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, “Tawai” is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.

Director  Bruce Parry .

Director Bruce Parry.

Sunday, March 3, 4 to 7:15 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park
OEFF After Hours Event
Screening at 4 p.m.
Cocktail reception from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Admission $20, includes reception

Live video Q&A with director Bruce Parry will follow this screening.

The evening’s theme is serenity: in an age of climate anxiety, commercialization and 20-second attention spans, the featured film and program will help you reconnect with nature, inspire you to find a slower pace, and refocus on health. Held at the newly restored Unity Temple, one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces, this event will also feature a live video Q&A with the film’s director, Bruce Parry. Hosted by the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Eco-Justice Team.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.

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