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:

  • 2013 – 53 min. Directed by John D. Liu, English Covering an area that is the size of France, the Loess Plateau is home to more than 50 million very poor farmers who have suffered centuries of severe soil erosion, leading to massive environmental degradation and poverty. The film documents a remarkable paradigm shift: the […]

  • 2010 – 85 min. Directed by Chris Malloy, USA English 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless is a nature-adventure documentary that covers the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile, retracing the famous 1968 trip of environmentalists Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins in their Ford E-Series Econoline Van. In […]

  • Jan 23

    2009 – 92 min. Directed by Louis Psihoyos [Winner of 1 Oscar and 34 other awards] In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan lies a shocking secret that a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep hidden from the world. In Taiji, Japan, former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to […]

  • Jan 16

    2014 – 92 min. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig Fed Up shows how the first U.S. dietary guidelines issued, over 30 years ago, overlooked the role of dietary sugar in increasing risks of obesity, diabetes, and associated ill-health outcomes, particularly in children. Since these guidelines effectively allowed unlimited addition of sugar to foods consumed by children, […]

  • 2014 – 59 min. Produced by BBC2 Simon Reeve travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religious faith in China. Starting his journey at the first bend in the Yangtze, Simon follows the river to Dazu where he sees 50,000 ancient and exquisite rock carvings, some of the only religious artefacts not to have […]

  • 2014 – 85 min. Directed by Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn The World’s largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and […]

  • 2005 – 49 min. Produced by the BBCJ For fifteen million years orangutans roamed tropical forests from China to South East Asia. Nowadays in Borneo, one of their last island outposts, lives one who is a legend. They gave him the name Kusasi. The Orangutan King is the story of Kusasi’s life told to us […]

  • 2011 – 101 min. Directed by Jon Shenk Winner of 3 International Awards and Nominated for 3 more The story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the […]

  • 2014 – 59 minutes. Produced by the BBC Simon Reeve follows the sacred waters of the Ganges from source to sea, exploring how India’s economy has affected its religious culture. Along the way he meets westerners in Rishikesh seeking spiritual enlightenment, takes a holy dip in the fast-flowing waters at Haridwar and discovers how the […]

  • 2014 – 57 minutes. Produced by Showtime (HBO) Lesley Stahl of ’60 Minutes’ travels to Greenland to investigate the effects of global warming in the Arctic. Down south, Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to listen in on both sides of the evangelical community’s debate over climate change and finds himself caught in the middle […]

May the forest be with you.