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".
SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education. It looks at the impact that it has on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for […]
emotA documentary for viewers of all ages about the thinking, emotional and feeling side of animals that are all too often viewed as food. Jeffrey Masson leads viewers through the personal journey he underwent while writing The Pig Who Sang to the Moon. It brings Masson to animal sanctuaries around the country where caregivers and […]
The Economics of Happiness spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy. Importantly, the film also highlights the many benefits of a shift towards the local and showcases some of the steps people are already taking worldwide. Featuring interviews with Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, and other inspiring […]
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the powerful struggle of conscience experienced by several people from traditional farming backgrounds who come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life. This struggle carries out in the minds of visitors to the farm sanctuary. A riveting story of transformation and healing, the documentary portrays the […]
The episode focuses on one particular species – the Northern White Rhino, which is on the brink of extinction. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Garamba National Park is the only place to find the surviving wild population. Mark Carwardine hopes to return to the park where he and Douglas Adams managed to find and […]
Ladakh is a fragile region in the Northern most part of India. Over the years, development reached this tucked away corner of the country. However, this development comes at a heavy price. How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture? Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in […]
Political and economic policies have kept Cuba isolated for over five decades. However, its borders are open to wildlife which find Cuba irresistible. Many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea. The tourism industry drives this change. Cuba’s wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched […]
In the early 1990s, the first results from the China Project were being published. A Cornell documentary crew began months of filming in Mongolian villages, Shanghai communes, Beijing hospitals, and research facilities. These facilities located at Oxford and Cornell Universities create a video that would capture the scope and significance of the study. The study […]
Every kilometer of ocean now contains an average of 74,000 pieces of plastic. A ‘plastic soup’ of waste, killing hundreds of thousands of animals every year and leaching chemicals slowly up the food chain. In Holland, scientists found garbage in the stomachs of 95% of all fulmar birds. Meanwhile in the US, conservationists are seeing […]
This documentary involves the stories of different people who talk about their journey towards veganism. Athletes, new mothers, chefs alike share their views on veganism. It examines the process that people go through to make the connection between their choices and their values. It also highlights the choices people need to make to get there. […]