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:

  • Apr 11

    Documentary – 43 minutes, 2012. Directed by Cale Glendening, Joey L., Ryan McCarney “BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.” Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks […]

  • 2011 – 60 minutes. Written by Paul Spillenger Narrated by David Attenborough Winner of 4 Emmy Awards and numerous British Academy Television Craft awards This episode follows the short polar summer: the sun doesn’t set for months and the ice is largely gone. Animals highlighted in this episode include the polar bear, the Red Phalarope, […]

  • Mar 28

    Documentary – 90 minutes, 2009. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand Through breathtaking aerial shots of more than 120 locations in 54 countries around the earth, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey of the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it. HOME is an ode to the planet’s beauty and its delicate harmony. But […]

  • Documentary on The Intelligence of Plants Documentary – 52 minutes, 2008, France. Written by Jacques Mitsch If plants can move, and feel… Could they possibly think ? In a creative and captivating scientific investigation style, through spectacular specialist photography and CGI, and re-creating scientific experiments, this documentary is bound to change your own perception of […]

  • Documentary – 60 minutes, 2007. Directed by Peter Malakoff Kabir was the great poet, saint and weaver of medieval India. Kabir’s imagery and metaphors were drawn from the world in which he lived. The movie gives a brief look and feel of Kabir’s life and takes vieweres on a visit to the world he lived […]

  • Mar 7

    Documentary – 80 minutes, 2011. Directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the […]

  • Documentary, 105 minutes, 2001. Directed by Pan Nalin Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique poetic journey, where we encounter remarkable men of medicine or simply a villager who […]

  • Documentary – 88 minutes, 2014. A film by Ahooha Completely crowd-funded, Seeds of Permaculture is an interactive film about permaculture in the tropics that was shot at The Rak Tamachat Permaculture Education Center and The Panya Project, Thailand. The film sheds light on topics such as Composting, Solar heating, Fruit forest, Gardening, Banana circles, Humanure […]

  • Feb 14

    Documentary – 76 minutes, 2010. Tom Shadyac. English, USA What’s wrong with our world? And What can we do about it? 

With a film crew of four, Director Tom Shadyac (Nutty Proffessor, Bruce Almighty) visits some of today’s great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists (Howard Zinn, Lynn McTaggart, Desmond Tutu, Thom […]

  • Genre: Documentary. Directors: Bridgeman and Jamie Catto. USA, 2008. 52 minutes Won Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature in 2008 at the Utah Film Festival, USA “What About Me?” is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It’s an inspiring and alarming look at our collective […]

May the forest be with you.