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".


  • 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:

  • 2012 / 48 minutes / Roxanne Meadows Featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor, and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, this presentation advocates a new socio-economic system that is updated to present-day knowledge. He calls it a Resource-Based Economy. This documentary details the root causes of the systemic challenges caused by our current system. […]

  • This documentary showcases the efforts taken to conserve the elusive and fascinating aye-aye. Conservationists are struggling to preserve the remaining fragmented islands of forest by planting green corridors and engaging local communities. In a Malagasy village, Fry and Carwardine witness a traditional healing ceremony. The aye-aye has been a victim of cultural beliefs as well […]

  • Eco Film Club, every Friday at Sadhana Forest Schedule of Events: 16:00 Free bus from Solar Kitchen to Sadhana Forest for the Tour 16:30 Tour of Sadhana Forest 18:00 Free bus from Solar Kitchen to Sadhana Forest for the Eco Film Club 18:30 Eco Film Club begins with “previews” of short Sadhana Forest films 20:00 […]

  • A unique look into what happens next when you decide to go vegan. This documentary will dive into the different social aspects of making this decision. 2018 / 35 mins / Built4Anything

  • April 26

    The first film is a touching story of a UK cattle farmer who became the first person in the UK to trade beef for sustainable organic vegan farming. The second docu-movie is 22 minutes long and showcases the first man, Kuntal Joisher, to climb Mt. Everest with 100% vegan gear and food. 2018 / (15 […]

  • April 19

    This small island’s varied landscape, its location and its place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. 2011 / 53 mins / Doug Shultz   IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: This Friday, Sadhana Forest will not be providing a bus service from […]

  • April 5

    In Part 2 of this documentary, we dive deeper into how nutrition can relate to health and wellness. From our cardiovascular systems to our digestive tracts, wholefood plant-based diets have the potential to heal us from inside out. The film also features many success stories of people, who are living an active and fulfilling vegan […]

  • March 29

    Can you really prevent or even reverse chronic diseases with diet and lifestyle changes? This documentary looks at the relationship between nutrition and disease, and the astonishing effects that a wholefood plant-based diet can have on our health. 2023 / 43 minutes / NBC 6

  • March 22

    A delightful documentary for viewers of all ages about the thinking and feeling side of farm animals. This journey into the sentient, emotional lives of farm animals brings Masson to animal sanctuaries around the country where caregivers and the animals themselves tell their stories. 2004 / 52 minutes / Stanley Minasian

  • March 15

    Trees cover 4 billion hectares of our planet, a vast blanket of green that produces a third of the Earth’s oxygen. The world’s forests provide sanctuary to a glorious and diverse array of animal life. This forest cover previously occupied much of the land’s area, however, over centuries of human activity it has drastically reduced.Trees […]

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