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:

  • 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 […]

  • January 10

    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. […]

  • This documentary takes a critical look at the conservation of tigers in India. In addition to looking at the state of Wildlife Reserves, Krishnendu Bose also focuses on the areas surrounding reserves. His journey takes him through India to talk to relevant personnel about the state of India’s national animal. These include park rangers, villagers, […]

  • December 20

    The film (directed and produced by PBN founder Klaus Mitchell) tracks the progress of the vegan movement. Additionally, it covers the challenges that the movement faces over the last 12 months. In a bid to investigate the phenomenal growth of veganism over the last 12 months, Mitchell took a deep dive into how and why […]

  • This documentary depicts the efforts of Canadians and Cubans who are tackling the issues of food security and environmental impacts of agriculture. The innovative approaches of organic, community and urban gardening help achieve this goal. The film touches upon the collapse of the USSR and its impact on Cuba. Additionally, it captures the spirit of […]

  • This film involves the search for the elusive kakapo, a flightless parrot in New Zealand. Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine also meet a few other famous New Zealand animals and a famous filmmaker in this journey. Conservationist Don Merton takes Fry and Carwardine to the Chatham Islands, where the efforts were taken to save the […]

  • Insects are dying out and scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm. The film team meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians. These visits are a made in a bid to lay bare the causes of insect mortality. Environmentalists and scientists now worry about this decline in insect populations. Landscape ecology professor Alexandra-Maria Klein […]

  • November 22

    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. This documentary demonstrates the way in which we can have a large, […]

  • On a journey through Malaysia and Indonesia to track down the deadly Komodo dragon, the travellers help to release turtles into the wild and encounter one of the deadliest snakes on earth. This episode emphasizes the need for wildlife conservation to account for the deadly and the dangerous species. These species are just as vulnerable to […]

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Sadhana Forest