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".
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 […]
The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning 52 Minutes / English / 2009 / Produced by Mark Terry The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning is the documentary that goes to the source of the climate change crisis: Antarctica. Here we explore first-hand the environmental challenges facing that frozen continent and, by extension, the world.
Wildest India: Thar Desert : Sacred Sands 52 Minutes / English / 2012 / Produced by Allison Bean Covering 200,000 square kilometers, India’s Thar Desert is one of the harshest places on the planet. Baking heat, desiccating winds and near permanent drought has earned this unforgiving land another name – “the region of death.” As we explore India’s […]
The Sava Floodplains – Croatia’s secret paradise 50 Minutes / English / 2018 / Directed by Sigurd Tesche Every year, in the middle of Croatia, it’s the same story: after the annual snowmelt, a huge flood wave spills out of the Alps toward Zagreb and Belgrade. The annual floods not only create a natural retention reservoir […]
Losing Tomorrow! 52 Minutes / English / 2005 / Directed by Patrick Rouxel A film on the biodiversity of the Indonesian rain-forest and an insight into the logging, pulp and paper, and palm oil industries. Losing Tomorrow is a self produced film with a poetical first half and a more classical second half.
52 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Craig Foster Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls inter-species communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.This is the first full length documentary film on the art of […]
UNITY 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 […]
ALMENDRO: TREE OF LIFE 51mins / English / 2003 / Directed by Barbara Fally-Puskás The Almendro is one of the most impressive giant trees in the tropical forests of Costa Rica. It hosts -from roots to top – about one thousand different lifeforms, and more than 60 species consume its fruits. Almendro and the Great Green […]