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:

  • 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 […]

  • Nov 14

    2014 – 78 minutes. Produced by Disney Nature, Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Kieth Scholey, English subtitles The title says it all. Follow a family of Alaskan bears as its cubs are taught life’s hard lessons. This is a very family friendly film which debuted in theaters only last week. Watch the trailer here:

  • 2014 – 59 minutes. Produced by the BBC Adventurer Simon Reeve travels from source to sea along the world’s longest river, the Nile. His journey will take him from the holy source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian highlands, through the desert of Sudan and onwards through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. The life-giving […]

  • 2014 – 53 minutes. Produced by Showtime (HBO) From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change. In this episode MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shadows Staten Island’s Republican Congressman – […]

  • Episode 3 of 3 / 2014 – 59 minutes. Produced BBC2, English / Nominated for 3 Awards This intimate journey into the heart of Brazil concludes. A fierce drought ensues, culminating in huge and ferocious fires. The capuchin monkeys, giant otters, coatis and jaguars are proving their extreme survival skills while looking for mates and […]

  • 2009 – 96 minutes. Director: Dan Stone, English – Winner of Seven International Awards “At the Edge of the World” chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, undertrained and underequipped, developed a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers. But first […]

  • Documentary (Environment) – 60 minutes, 2014. Showtime. English. Years of Living Dangerously highlights the importance of understanding climate change and tries to convince large parts of our society that are still skeptical about it despite the overwhelming scientific consensus. The 9-part TV series, which is the “biggest story of our time” according to filmmaker James […]

  • 2014 – 59 minutes. Produced BBC2, English – Nominated for 3 Awards This intimate journey to the heart of Brazil continues, following the animal families as they face the formidable monsoon rains. The giant otter babies must watch out for predatory jaguars and learn to swim before their river floods. The coatis must eat all […]

  • 2009 – 85 minutes. Director: Rupert Murray, English Nominated for 3 Awards Is it true that by 2048 the oceans may no longer have anything left in them to fish? Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world’s fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken […]

May the forest be with you.