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".
The Cassowary is a visually spectacular one-hour film that explores the life of the endangered southern cassowary through the eyes of matriarch Bertha, as she and her family strive to survive in the tropics of northern Queensland in the oldest rainforest on Earth. Over the course of one tumultuous season, Bertha, her partner and her […]
This documentary showcases the efforts taken to conserve the elusive and fascinating aye-aye. Conservationists are battling to preserve the remaining fragmented islands of forest by planting green corridors and engaging local communities. In a Malagasy village, Fry and Carwardine witness a traditional healing ceremony. The aye-aye has been a victim of cultural beliefs as well […]
In this novel documentary, we are shown how indigenous knowledge of various ecosystems across the planet is needed to heal the damage we have caused. It looks at the lives of some Indigenous storytellers across Brazil and Cameroon to see what a new way of living could look like. The film covers various dimensions of […]
This film is a visual treat that explores the beauty and majesty of forests on our wonderful planet. Forests have a way of finding their way back to restore many of our damaged ecosystems, rejuvenating the planet in ways we are only now learning about. Forests represent the health of our planet as we know it. […]
This inspiring documentary shows us what life could be like if individuals took responsibility for their own energy production and shared it with their communities. It presents a refreshing look at how power can be returned to the people through this simple act. It explores the reality of community-owned energy micro-grids that make access to electricity […]
2019 / 52 minutes / Frigge Mehring This documentary explores just how resilient and healthy lentils can be. They are undemanding and densely packed with protein, nutritional minerals and trace elements. They could hold the key to fighting famines and to boost the nutritional profile of many people in an inexpensive way. You can find our other […]
2019 / 91 minutes / Damon Gameau 2040 is a refreshingly optimistic pick if you want something less grim. This film is not about focusing on the urgency of problems. This solution-oriented documentary seeks out creative alternatives to tackle challenges of climate change. In particular, it imagines technological breakthroughs. These breakthroughs, supported by academics and […]
2021 / 48 minutes / Tom Beard A fresh new approach to the global lock-down and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. People all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before. See how the pandemic has changed life for all our fellow earthlings over the […]
Rights of Nature – 2018/ 52 Minutes / Isaac Isaac Goeckeritz, Hal Crimmel and Valeria Berros The documentary, THE RIGHTS OF NATURE: A GLOBAL MOVEMENT, shot in Ecuador, New Zealand and Santa Monica, California, focuses on a growing environmental initiative where natural areas are given legal provisions that can be enforced by people, governments and […]
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 […]