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:

  • 67 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Armando Costantino

    This first full-length documentary about vanlifers features interviews with singles, couples and families who explain their decision to live on the road and share their tips and unique experiences. It is an inspirational film that brings to light the most intriguing parts of this lifestyle.

  • 44 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Linda Blagg

    The film outlines the characteristics of an emerging new planning paradigm called biophilic urbanism by detailing a case study of Singapore, which, over a number of years, has demonstrated how high density does not have to mean reduced natural systems.

  • 92 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Paul Wittenberger

    The film investigates the theory that the addition of fluoride to drinking water is not as beneficial to dental health as originally thought, and may in fact be one of the causes of a cornucopia of neurological diseases that have arisen over the last several decades.

  • MARCH 23

    79 Minutes / Turkish with English Subtitles / 2017 / Directed by Ceyda Torun

    In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. There are also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free but have complicated relationships with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities.

  • MARCH 16

    92 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Andrew Morgan

    The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

  • 42 Minutes / English / 2014 / Directed by Bruno Cedat

    Water is precious and scarce in the remote valleys of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Berbers, the mountains’ sole inhabitants, use ancient irrigation methods to turn dry valleys into lush gardens. But climate change is threatening their existence in the small village of Tizi Anoucheg.

  • MARCH 2

    99 Minutes / English / 2015 / Directed by Shaun Monson

    Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on — none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can’t seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years.

  • 58 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Christoffer Guldbrandsen

    Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.

  • 40 Minutes / English – Japanese with English Subtitles / 2003 / Directed by Noboru Kaetsu

    In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori.

  • 39 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Johnny Burke, Andrew Hinton

    Jhamtse Gatsal meaning Garden of Compassion, a remarkable community for abandoned children,created by a man with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood.

May the forest be with you.