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:

  •  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 […]

  • The Floods Are Coming: Climate refugees in Bangladesh 42 Minutes / English / 2019 / A Film By Lourdes Picareta Momtaj Begum and her family of eight have already been turned into climate refugees. Her village was swallowed by the river, along with many others. Around 2,000 displaced people like her arrive in the Bangladeshi […]

  • Years of Living Dangerously: A Dangerous Future 50 Minutes / English / 2014 / Produced by The Years Project In June 2, 2014, Michael C. Hall travels to Bangladesh to see how climate change will impact workers and the poor in developing countries in the coming decades, when a projected 150 million people will be forced to […]

  • The Climate Exodus: mass migration, 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 […]

  • The Samjhauta Express 58 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Gerry Troyna Commonly called the Friendship Express, is a twice-weekly train – Tuesdays and Fridays – that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan. The word samjhauta means “agreement”,”accord” and “compromise” in both Hindi and Urdu. Until the reopening […]

  • The Poachers Pipeline 51 Minutes / English / 2016 / Produced by Al Jazeera About twenty five thousand Rhino are left in Africa.  Six thousand have been killed in the last decade. The largest concentration of Rhino is in South Africa and the Kruger National Park has become the major killing field, with two or […]

  • Tourism vs Extinction 51 Minutes / English / 2017 / Produced by PlanetDoc A different kind of tourism is spreading around the entire world. These new travellers go in search of re-encounters with nature, feeling the ancestral pull of our origins, the irresistible call of virgin lands

  • The Lost Elephants of Timbuktu  48 Minutes / English / 2001 / Produced by BBC Natural World David Attenborough narrates this documentary following young research student Anne Orlando as she sets out on an unforgettable adventure, hoping to solve the mysteries surrounding a herd of elephants that inhabit the desert south of the fabled city […]

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Sadhana Forest