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:

  •   Disruption: A Call To Act On Climate Change 52 Minutes / English / 2014 /Produced and Directed by Kelly Nyks & Jared.P.Scott This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts […]

  • Special Report: A Plastic Tide 46 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Halen-Ann Smith Every minute, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of plastic goes in to our oceans, it never decomposes and will remain there forever. If nothing changes, by 2050 all the plastic in the ocean could weigh more than all […]

  • The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 53 Minutes / English~Spanish / 2006 / Directed by Faith Morgan The film is a reflection of the peak oil scenario argued by oil industry experts and political activists.The Cuban economy, heavily dependent on economic aid from the Soviet Union, suffered tremendously following the end of the Cold […]

  • The Connected Generation 52 Minutes / English / 2011 / Directed by Richard Waterhouse The Connected Generation looks at the evolution of the humble classroom. From chalk boards to networked interactive digital whiteboards, today’s classrooms are at the forefront of a technology revolution. In a retrospective on how far technology has come in such a short […]

  • Planet Earth II: Mountains 60 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Justin Anderson In this episode we climb high into the world’s great mountain ranges. Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive up here, they are amongst the most elusive and mysterious on the planet. Witness for the first […]

  • 93 mins / English / 2017 / Directed by Jeff Orlowski Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

  • 52 mins / English / 2013 / Directed by Paul Manly Water is largely taken for granted by consumers but it’s becoming “blue gold” in the 21st century. Troubled Water examines the threats to public water systems and watersheds using the East Coast of Vancouver Island as a case study. Privatization, public private partnerships (P3’s […]

  • 2014 – 91 min. Directed by Simon Busch, English A fascinating journey into the land of longing spirituality – India, a thousand-year old civilization – mythical and mysterious, infinitely rich in ancient traditions, architecture, culture and religion. A fascinating culture and magnificent landscapes. For months, Simon Busch and Alexander Sass traveled with her team for […]

  • 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 […]

May the forest be with you.