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".
This documentary that 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The film follows Jackson on a quest that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman […]
In this episode of the series Wonders of Life, Professor Brian Cox asks how, from a lifeless cosmos ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry, it is possible that a planet can produce so much wonderful, varied biology. It’s an epic journey through time that begins with Brian undertaking a species count in the […]
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) eco-certification was established 25 years ago to stop the deforestation of primeval forests by attesting that products are made from “environmentally-friendly” wood. It is supposed to help consumers to identify furniture, paper, planks and other goods made from “environmentally friendly” timber. The FSC has certified the management of more than 200 […]
This episode is set in Madagascar, where Adams and Carwardine conceived the idea for Last Chance to See on their first travels together in 1985. In Nosy Mangabe, they encountered a wild aye-aye, a rare nocturnal lemur. The aye-aye has been a victim of cultural beliefs as well as habitat loss, regarded by some natives […]
In this episode Brian Cox visits South East Asia’s ‘Ring of Fire’. In the world’s most volcanic region he explores the thin line that separates the living from the dead and poses that most enduring of questions: what is life? The traditional answer is one that invokes the supernatural, as seen at the annual Day […]