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".


  • 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:

  • Documentary, 2014, 59 minutes. Produced by BBC 2, English Three charismatic animal families, capuchin monkeys, giant otters and coatis, strive to raise their families against a backdrop of extraordinary landscapes and huge extremes of weather – a beautiful yet dangerous world full of jaguars and caimans. An intimate journey to the heart of a spectacular […]

  • Documentary (Nature) – 60 minutes, 2013. NatGeo Wild. English. Every predator on our planet has tricks that help them beat the odds, and they perfect these skills and weapons to succeed wherever they live — and to best whatever they’re faced with. The 4-part Secret Life of Predators filmed over three years reveals the hidden, […]

  • Documentary (Consumer Awareness)- 90 minutes, 2007. Directed by Bill Haney. English. Every year, the United States buys 200,000 tons of sugar from the Dominican Republic. The vast majority of workers in the Dominican sugar industry are from neighboring Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The movie tells us about the conditions of these […]

  • Bharat Mata Ki Jai, the Beginnings Documentary (Historical Drama) – 80 minutes, 1988. Directed by Shyam Benegal. Hindi w/subtitles in English Coinciding with the Independence Day of India, we’re showing the first two episodes of the series “Discovery of India” based on the book by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The first episode begins with the story […]

  • Documentary – 66 minutes, 2014. BBC Hidden Kingdoms is an innovative new series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit. For the first time it takes the viewer into a unique and unexplored miniature world, immersing you into the action-packed lives of the planet’s smaller animals. What a tiny grasshopper mouse lacks in stature, it makes […]

  • Aug 1

    Documentary – 83 minutes, 2013. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Unapologetically designed both to inform and influence, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s delicately lacerating documentary, “Blackfish,” uses the tragic tale of a single whale and his human victims as the backbone of a hypercritical investigation into the marine-park giant SeaWorld Entertainment. The movie examines the practice of keeping wild […]

  • Jul 25

    Documentary – 92 minutes, 2013. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Transporting us all over the world, Watermark reveals the extent to which humanity has shaped water, and how it has shaped us. In California, the vast, manmade All-American Canal diverts water from the Colorado River to urban centres. In India, the mass Hindu […]

  • Documentary – 85 minutes, 2013 Filmmaker Ben Stassen and cinematographer Sean MacLeod Phillips return to southern Africa for a whole new adventure. Animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson – “The Lion Whisperer” – guides audiences on an extraordinary journey across the most spectacular sceneries on earth: from the picturesque coastal desert dunes of Namibia, through the natural […]

  • Jul 11

    2014 – 87 minutes. Directed by Ben Knight & Travis Rummel, English Winner of the Audience Award at SXSW This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in their national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and […]

  • Jul 4

    Documentary – 43 minutes, 2000 Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough New York City construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets.

May the forest be with you.