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:

  • 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.  

  • 61 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Rich Humphreys From heritage harvest festivals and open orchards in the deep south to temperate food forests in the north there is a grass-roots food movement that is engaging communities and seeding multi-generational solutions for our food. This documentary tells the story of community in action, creating a Edible Paradise in public […]

  • The Rise of Sustainability 42 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Complexity Labs The film explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades, driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. We explore this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the […]

  • Search for the Super Battery 52 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Daniel McCabe Join host David Pogue as he explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power—and danger—of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world.

  • Access 360° : Taj Mahal 43 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Aditya Thayi Could the Taj Mahal be in imminent danger? It is one of the grandest works of architecture on the planet.But conservators who work at the site dispute the claims. We follow the controversy as the Taj’s stability is examined. The over 350-year-old monument is under serious […]

May the forest be with you.