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".
52 Minutes / English / 2005 / Directed by Patrick Rouxel
The film is both a poetical film on the biodiversity of the Indonesian tropical rainforest and an insight into the logging industry in Indonesia. The first part of the film is centered around the character of a large male orangutan as it gently roams in the forest. The second part of the film is about the timber industry, the pulp and paper industry, and land conversion for palm oil plantations. The film also puts the onus on the working conditions of the local population. Not only is the logging industry destroying the rainforest, it is also exploiting the « little » people who have no choice but to accept poorly paid and dangerous jobs.
67 Minutes / English / 2017 / Dir
This first full-length documentary about vanlifers features interviews with singles, couples and families who explain their decision to live on the road and share their tips and unique experiences. It is an inspirational film that brings to light the most intriguing parts of this lifestyle.
44 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Linda Blagg
The film outlines the characteristics of an emerging new planning paradigm called biophilic urbanism by detailing a case study of Singapore, which, over a number of years, has demonstrated how high density does not have to mean reduced natural systems.
92 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Paul Wittenberger
The film investigates the theory that the addition of fluoride to drinking water is not as beneficial to dental health as originally thought, and may in fact be one of the causes of a cornucopia of neurological diseases that have arisen over the last several decades.
79 Minutes / Turkish with English Subtitles / 2017 / Directed by Ceyda Torun
In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. There are also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free but have complicated relationships with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities.
92 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Andrew Morgan
The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.
42 Minutes / English / 2014 / Dir
Water is precious and scarce in the remote valleys of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Berbers, the mountains’ sole inhabitants, use ancient irrigation methods to turn dry valleys into lush gardens. But climate change is threatening their existence in the small village of Tizi Anoucheg.
99 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Shaun Monson
Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on — none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can’t seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years.
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.
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.