Eco Film Club

Every Friday we get together to watch a film with themes that relate to Sadhana Forest. These can be films about environment, natural history, social issues, etc.

We open this evening to guests and welcome anyone that would like to share this evening with us. Reservations are not required. We provide a free shuttle bus from the center of Auroville to Sadhana Forest and back. Before the featured film we have a tour of the project, explaining the project’s mission, achievements, challenges, and future aspirations.

After the film we provide a vegan, organic dinner free of charge. This evening is given as a gift. To read more about why we don't charge for activities such as these go to: "Gift Economy".

Schedule

  • 16:00 - Our first shuttle bus leaves from The Solar Kitchen (located in the center of Auroville) to Sadhana Forest. Whoever wants to come for the tour of the project should take this bus.
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Tour of the project.
  • 18:00 - Our second shuttle bus leaves from The Solar Kitchen (located in the center of Auroville) to Sadhana Forest. Whoever wants to come just for the movie and not the tour of the project should take this bus.
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Screening of films about Sadhana Forest.
  • 19:00 - Screening of the featured Eco Film Club movie.
  • 20:30 - Vegan organic dinner served.
  • 21:30 - Bus returns to The Solar Kitchen in Auroville.


This Week At The Eco Film Club:

  • Stealing Africa 58 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Christoffer Guldbrandsen Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.

  • Children Full of Life 40 Minutes / English – Japanese with English Subtitles / 2003 / Directed by Noboru Kaetsu In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori.

  • Tashi And The Monk 39 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Johnny Burke, Andrew Hinton Jhamtse Gatsal meaning Garden of Compassion, a remarkable community for abandoned children,created by a man with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood.  

  • The Choice Is Ours 97 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Roxanne Meadows The most pressing issues facing humankind today – from climate change to widespread crime to financial calamity to the rapidly depleting natural resources of our planet – take centre stage in The Choice is Ours, but they’re approached from a refreshingly unique perspective. This elegantly produced film […]

  • David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive  66 Minutes / English / 2014 / Directed by Daniel M. Smith Britain’s best-loved broadcaster brings his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive. In this ground-breaking film, Sir David takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London in a captivating tale of discovery, adventure, […]

  • The Ambassador 93 Minutes / English (with Subtitles) / 2011 / Directed by Mads Brügger Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.

  • Kiribati: A Drowning Paradise In The South Pacific 42 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Marcus Henssler UN estimates indicate that Kiribati could disappear in just 30 or 40 years. That’s because the average elevation is less than two meters above sea level. And some of the knock-on effects of climate change have made the situation more difficult. Kiribati […]

  • By Train Across Sri Lanka 42 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Alexander Schweitzer In the 19th century the British built a railway in what was then their colony of Ceylon. Their idea was to transport goods such as tea from the highlands to the port of Colombo. Today it’s mainly only locals and tourists who use the so-called “Main […]

  • Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Story 72 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Zachary Fabian Watch the inspiring story about the first Permaculture Action Tour, with music producer The Polish Ambassador, that covered over 9,000 miles though 33 cities and 19 states, from San Francisco to New York City, spreading funky beats and permaculture action.

  • DEC 22

    Chasing Ice 75 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Jeff Orlowski Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.  

May the forest be with you.