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".
It’s a new and surprising chapter in the theory of evolution. According to recent studies, it’s in our cities, of all places, that animals and plants adapt particularly quickly to changing living conditions. Nature’s response to the spread of cities is astonishing: Why do catfish in the river of a French city systematically prey on […]
It’s a new and surprising chapter in the theory of evolution. According to recent studies, it’s in our cities, of all places, that animals and plants adapt particularly quickly to changing living conditions. New research provides surprising new insights into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Biologists have long known that animals and plants occupy new habitats in […]
Trees cover 4 billion hectares of our planet, a vast blanket of green that produces a third of the Earth’s oxygen. Stretching from the American south to the Canadian north, 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. Over […]
Experience our planet’s natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. In this episode: Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful — and downright strange — creatures. 2013 / 48 minutes / Hugh Pearson Watch the […]
Amidst the rich natural history of the United States, Professor Brian Cox encounters the astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. Every animal on Earth experiences the world in a different way, using a unique suite of senses to detect its physical environment. Tracing the evolution of these mechanisms is a story that takes […]
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth’s oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. In this […]
The Land of Ahimsa brings you on journey to understanding the origins of Ahimsa. Through knowledge from experts on environment, nutrition, spirituality and advocacy they illustrate the importance of “Ahimsa” in action. While focused in India, the intention is that this will resonate across the globe. Dolly Vyas Ahuja is the grand daughter of freedom […]
In this episode of “Wonders of Life”, 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. Here he poses that most enduring of questions: what is life? The traditional answer is one that invokes the supernatural, as […]
What can animals’ emotions tell us about ourselves? This documentary takes us on a fascinating journey into the lives of the great apes. Did you know that chimpanzees wage war? Not only that, but they also show compassion, engage in cooperative behavior, and value fairness and reciprocity. Chimpanzees reconcile after fights, and comfort each other. […]
Experience our planet’s natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures. Learn more about our wonderful planet in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. In this episode, cameras follow desert elephants seeking sustenance. Also featured are bison roaming North American grasslands and caterpillars living the good life underground. Our planet’s grasslands are […]