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:

  • 58 mins / English – Italian – Japanese with Subtitles / 2015 / Directed By Matteo Gagliardi A powerful documentary – shot from March 11th, 2011 through March 2015 – that sheds some light on what really happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 2011 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.  

  • Animals Building Skills 50 mins / English / 2015 / Produced By Phil Coles Everyone needs a place to live, but some aren’t happy with the great outdoors, they look for some home comforts – they use extraordinary specialist building skills to construct the perfect home. Homes have many uses. They can prove a bolthole […]

  •  Urban Mining – Gold in our trash 47 mins / English / 2015 / Directed by Frank Wiering A ton of broken mobile phones, computers or other electronic waste contains sixty times the amount of gold a ton of gold ore has. Moreover, it is easier to get at. It is estimated that 30 to […]

  • Treatment under the Pines 42 mins / English / 2018 / Directed by Klaus Kastenholz Forests are so much more than just exploitable land; they can also be a place of healing. An increasing number of doctors and scientists agree forests can have positive health effects, such as alleviating hypertension, depression and stress.    

  • FEB 15

    Desert Seas

    46 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Simon Nash, Dominic Weston, Mark Wheeler

    Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed and even fewer had ever seen. Sir David Attenborough unveils the two stunning underwater realms of Saudi Arabia – the flamboyant Red Sea and the contrasting hot muddy Gulf.

  • Arabian Inferno – When the Rains Come

    48 Minutes / 2017 / English / Directed by: Blink Films

    The summer months bring with them one of the most significant natural phenomena of the region, the monsoon, or “khareef” in Arabic. The ocean upwelling that results along the coast of the Sultanate of Oman, brings nutrient-rich water up to the surface. The strip of land between the Dhofar mountains and the sea becomes remarkably lush, green and teeming with life.

  • Let us be Heroes

    41 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Rebecca Cappelli

    The film explores the impact of our food and lifestyle choices on our health, our home planet and our values. It shares inspiring stories from athletes, food and fashion entrepreneurs, a public speaker and an ocean warrior fighting to protect people, planet and animals.

  • Living Without Water

    49 Minutes / 2015 / English / Directed by: Sam Kingsley & Henry Richards

    What’s it like to live without running water? In Peru’s sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week’s salary for just one day’s water. And the problem isn’t confined to the capital. Across the country, the shortage of water is putting lives in danger and provoking conflict, as it displaces communities and threatens their agricultural livelihoods. This documentary goes right to the heart of the water crisis – showing how society’s poorest are caught in the middle of a struggle between business, climate change and international politics.

  • JAN 11

    The Art Life

    42 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Jon Nguyen

    The Art Life infuses Lynch’s own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world. This film gives audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

  • A World Without Money

    42 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Tilman Achtnich

    Cashless payments are on the rise. They are fast, easy and convenient. Worldwide, cashless transactions have become the norm. Will this take us closer towards a cashless society? This documentary shows who is behind the worldwide anti-cash lobby and how central banks are reacting towards this move. This report for DW TV also explores ordinary citizens’ attitudes towards a changing landscape on the issue of a cashless economy.

May the forest be with you.
Sadhana Forest