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".
Bharat Mata Ki Jai, the Beginnings Documentary (Historical Drama) – 80 minutes, 1988. Directed by Shyam Benegal. Hindi w/subtitles in English Coinciding with the Independence Day of India, we’re showing the first two episodes of the series “Discovery of India” based on the book by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The first episode begins with the story […]
Documentary – 66 minutes, 2014. BBC Hidden Kingdoms is an innovative new series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit. For the first time it takes the viewer into a unique and unexplored miniature world, immersing you into the action-packed lives of the planet’s smaller animals. What a tiny grasshopper mouse lacks in stature, it makes […]
Documentary – 83 minutes, 2013. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Unapologetically designed both to inform and influence, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s delicately lacerating documentary, “Blackfish,” uses the tragic tale of a single whale and his human victims as the backbone of a hypercritical investigation into the marine-park giant SeaWorld Entertainment. The movie examines the practice of keeping wild […]
Documentary – 92 minutes, 2013. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Transporting us all over the world, Watermark reveals the extent to which humanity has shaped water, and how it has shaped us. In California, the vast, manmade All-American Canal diverts water from the Colorado River to urban centres. In India, the mass Hindu […]
Documentary – 85 minutes, 2013 Filmmaker Ben Stassen and cinematographer Sean MacLeod Phillips return to southern Africa for a whole new adventure. Animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson – “The Lion Whisperer” – guides audiences on an extraordinary journey across the most spectacular sceneries on earth: from the picturesque coastal desert dunes of Namibia, through the natural […]
2014 – 87 minutes. Directed by Ben Knight & Travis Rummel, English Winner of the Audience Award at SXSW This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in their national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and […]
Documentary – 43 minutes, 2000 Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough New York City construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets.
Documentary – 85 minutes, 2011, Directed by Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit The true story of a young killer whale, an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, […]
Documentary – 53 minutes, 2013 When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all […]
Documentary – 58 minutes, 2012. Narrated by David Attenborough This episode shows climate change, global warming, the melting of the ice caps and their consequences. Polar bears and Adélie Penguins lose their habitat and the Inuit people have to adapt as well.