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:

  • 50 minutes / 2018 / Directed by Nitin Das The film unfolds through inspiring stories of people whose lives are intricately woven with forests. Through their insights as well as new scientific findings we explore the remarkable healing powers of nature. See more of our movies here! You can view the movie on Youtube by […]

  • 50 minutes / 2009 / Directed by Ian Duncan On a desolate mountain top in California lives the world’s oldest organism – a gnarled and twisted bristlecone pine. The Curse Of The Methuselah Tree shows how the climate and dramatic events – from volcanoes to nuclear tests – over the last 4000 years have affected […]

  • 39 minutes / 2019 / Directed by Paul Maple This film shows you the central shocking secrets about climate change, but also the solutions we already have that can avoid climate breakdown. See more of our movies here. You can view the movie on Youtube by clicking this link.

  • 58 minutes / 2014 / Directed by Russell Leven Richard Fortey explores fungi, the story of their evolution, their mysterious life cycle and their value to the planet. See how these ubiquitous organisms impact the ecoystems they’re a part of. See more of our movies here! You can view the movie on Youtube by clicking […]

  • Rainforest Pharmacy 42 minutes / 2016 / Directed by Axel Friedrich and Eva Demmler Great apes know how to self-medicate. Bonobos, for instance, treat themselves with plants from the tropical rain forest in which they live. What can humans learn from them? You can also find the film on Youtube via this link. Find more […]

  • The Climate Exodus – The Real Environmental Disaster 42 Minutes / English / 2019 / Produced by Richard Klug and Susanne Strezenbach How many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This documentary looks at the so-called hotspots of climate change in the Sahel zone, Indonesia and the Russian Tundra.. […]

  •  journey into the world of our great-grandchildren part 2 42 Minutes / English / 2019 / Directed by John Webster What will the world look like in 2060? What role will climate change or the growing world population play? How does the drive for prosperity fit together with finite resources? John Webster writes a letter […]

  •  journey into the world of our great-grandchildren part 1 42 Minutes / English / 2019 / Directed by John Webster “What will the world look like when my great-granddaughter is born?” Filmmaker John Webster has thought about this. He has named her Dorit, and she’ll probably live in the 2060s. He imagines her wearing little […]

  • Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater 63 Minutes / English / 2017 / Produced by Steve Elfers and  Ian James In this documentary, USA TODAY and The Desert Sun investigate the consequences of this emerging crisis in several of the world’s hotspots of groundwater depletion. These are stories about people on four continents confronting […]

  • India’s Ladycops 47 Minutes / English-Hindi w/eng subtitles / 2017 / Produced by Al Jazeera Indian authorities set up a series of police stations across the country manned by women officers, with the intention of encouraging women to report domestic abuse and sex crimes committed against them. Crimes that have a history of not being […]

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Sadhana Forest