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".
Shipbreakers 72 mins / English / 2004 / Directed By Michael Kot The movie talks about the lack of environmental or safety restrictions in these ship breaking yards to protect the ship-breakers from workplace dangers and toxic substances such as PCBs and asbestos in the world’s largest maritime graveyard
58 mins / English – Italian – Japanese with Subtitles / 2015 / Directed By Matteo Gagliardi A powerful documentary – shot from March 11th, 2011 through March 2015 – that sheds some light on what really happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 2011 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
Animals Building Skills 50 mins / English / 2015 / Produced By Phil Coles Everyone needs a place to live, but some aren’t happy with the great outdoors, they look for some home comforts – they use extraordinary specialist building skills to construct the perfect home. Homes have many uses. They can prove a bolthole […]
Urban Mining – Gold in our trash 47 mins / English / 2015 / Directed by Frank Wiering A ton of broken mobile phones, computers or other electronic waste contains sixty times the amount of gold a ton of gold ore has. Moreover, it is easier to get at. It is estimated that 30 to […]
Treatment under the Pines 42 mins / English / 2018 / Directed by Klaus Kastenholz Forests are so much more than just exploitable land; they can also be a place of healing. An increasing number of doctors and scientists agree forests can have positive health effects, such as alleviating hypertension, depression and stress.
46 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Simon Nash, Dominic Weston, Mark Wheeler
Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed and even fewer had ever seen. Sir David Attenborough unveils the two stunning underwater realms of Saudi Arabia – the flamboyant Red Sea and the contrasting hot muddy Gulf.
Arabian Inferno – When the Rains Come
48 Minutes / 2017 / English / Directed by: Blink Films
The summer months bring with them one of the most significant natural phenomena of the region, the monsoon, or “khareef” in Arabic. The ocean upwelling that results along the coast of the Sultanate of Oman, brings nutrient-rich water up to the surface. The strip of land between the Dhofar mountains and the sea becomes remarkably lush, green and teeming with life.
Let us be Heroes
41 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Rebecca Cappelli
The film explores the impact of our food and lifestyle choices on our health, our home planet and our values. It shares inspiring stories from athletes, food and fashion entrepreneurs, a public speaker and an ocean warrior fighting to protect people, planet and animals.
Living Without Water
49 Minutes / 2015 / English / Directed by: Sam Kingsley & Henry Richards
What’s it like to live without running water? In Peru’s sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week’s salary for just one day’s water. And the problem isn’t confined to the capital. Across the country, the shortage of water is putting lives in danger and provoking conflict, as it displaces communities and threatens their agricultural livelihoods. This documentary goes right to the heart of the water crisis – showing how society’s poorest are caught in the middle of a struggle between business, climate change and international politics.
The Art Life
42 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Jon Nguyen
The Art Life infuses Lynch’s own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world. This film gives audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.