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:

  • The Animal Communicator   52 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Craig Foster Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls inter-species communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.This is the first full length documentary film on the art of animal communication.

  • The Dark Side of Chocolate   46 Minutes / English / 2010 / Directed by  Miki Mistrati & U. Roberto Romano . In the cocoa plantations of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, children aged from 7 to 15 years old, with the promise of paid work, they are forced into slave labour. Does the world know about the dark side of chocolate?

  • Wasteland Warriors   50 Minutes / English / 2009 / Directed by Thomas Rilk. Surrounded by barren cities, sterile concrete or over maintained, uniform patches of green, more and more animals are losing their last places of retreat. The city continues to grow inexorably but, where humans fail to impose their order, nature sprouts and crawls out of the tiny cracks in […]

  • OCT 27

    Obsolete  50 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Aaron Dykes & Melissa Dykes. The rise of technology means that humans will have to be very clever not to be left behind as robots take over. But as human loses its value and challenges our purpose, people may find that they aren’t wanted by the […]

  • The Crisis of Civilization 77 Minutes / English / 2011 / Directed by Dean Puckett The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, […]

  • Connected – A film for change 42 Minutes / English / 2013 / Directed by Paul and Kate Mapel Connected asks questions about what kind of future we all want to see. Filmed on a journey across Europe, the film seeks to connect with others to discuss key issues that affect us all on a […]

  • David Attenborough’s Light on Earth 52 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Joe Loncraine Why do animals produce light of their own? For centuries, we could only marvel at the mystery of bioluminescence. Now we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about these living lights. Sir David Attenborough is our guide, as […]

  • “Digits” Man Vs. Machine 54 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Peter Schnall We peer inside “The Internet of Things” and reveal how web advertising, search engines and 24/7 surveillance have transformed our lives. In the words of Edward Snowden: “TV is a medium you watch. The Internet is a medium that watches you […]

  • SEPT 22

    Beyond Varanasi 43 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Cale Glendening “BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series.

  • Leave it to Beavers 49 Minutes / English / 2014 / Directed by Jari Osborne From PBS – The fascinating story of beavers in North America – their history, their near extinction, and their current comeback, as a growing number of scientists, conservationists, and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools, when it […]

May the forest be with you.