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".
This week’s thought-provoking documentary about eco-tourism will have you thinking about how we can help heal our planet. Eco-tourism provides a route for ecosystems to benefit from visitors with thoughtful and kind approaches to meeting with flora and fauna of new lands. From greater flamingos to orangutans to humans, everyone benefits from a change in […]
Humans are the only species capable of imagining the future while at the same time ignoring the consequences of the future we are creating. This documentary reveals why we modern humans are in denial about catastrophes of our own making that could come to pass sooner than we think. Filmed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America […]
This weeks documentary is about: The presenters, Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry , visit the San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, which is the mid-point in a 10,000 mile long migration route for the grey whale – one of the longest migrations of all mammals. They come here to mate, give birth and raise their calves […]
The enterprising adventurers are back in this special episode! They follow the extensive efforts laid out in the journey to conserve the endangered Northern White Rhino. A reassuring episode that talks about the importance of conservation and keeping one’s heart even when it seems like all hope is lost. 2007 / 59 minutes / Tim […]
In this documentary, follow Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry as they visit New Zealand in pursuit of a rare and charming flightless parrot. Meet the bird who inspired Douglas Adams to get involved so deeply in the world of conservation and whose fate had been changed considerably through the efforts of a Sci-fi Comedy writer. […]
Most people associate honey producing insects with the name “BEE”. Few realize that there are over 560 different species of bees. The film Children of the Sun – Wild Bees shows the incredible diversity and the stunning adaptations of our “Bees” to various habitats and diverse living conditions. Fascinating fights, sensational performances, imposing structures and […]
This documentary showcases the efforts taken to conserve the elusive and fascinating aye-aye. Conservationists are battling 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 […]
Thankfully, lessons have been learned from the extinction that might mean the black rhino will not be allowed to dwindle into extinction. A relocation project for some of the remaining individuals is underway in Kenya. Rhino from Nairobi National Park are released into a 90,000 hectare conservancy, and although the area is fenced and protected, […]
2009/ 59 min Take a look at the world of wildlife conservation and its impact on our ecosystems. This episode spans the efforts taken to preserving the peaceful Manatee living in the largest river network on our planet, the Amazon. Follow Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry in this delightful exploration!
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 […]