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:

  • DEC 22

    Chasing Ice 75 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Jeff Orlowski Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.  

  • 61 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Rich Humphreys From heritage harvest festivals and open orchards in the deep south to temperate food forests in the north there is a grass-roots food movement that is engaging communities and seeding multi-generational solutions for our food. This documentary tells the story of community in action, creating a Edible Paradise in public […]

  • The Rise of Sustainability 42 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Complexity Labs The film explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades, driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. We explore this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the […]

  • Search for the Super Battery 52 Minutes / English / 2017 / Directed by Daniel McCabe Join host David Pogue as he explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power—and danger—of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world.

  • Access 360° : Taj Mahal 43 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Aditya Thayi Could the Taj Mahal be in imminent danger? It is one of the grandest works of architecture on the planet.But conservators who work at the site dispute the claims. We follow the controversy as the Taj’s stability is examined. The over 350-year-old monument is under serious […]

  • The Animal Communicator   52 Minutes / English / 2012 / Directed by Craig Foster Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls inter-species communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.This is the first full length documentary film on the art of animal communication.

  • The Dark Side of Chocolate   46 Minutes / English / 2010 / Directed by  Miki Mistrati & U. Roberto Romano . In the cocoa plantations of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, children aged from 7 to 15 years old, with the promise of paid work, they are forced into slave labour. Does the world know about the dark side of chocolate?

  • Wasteland Warriors   50 Minutes / English / 2009 / Directed by Thomas Rilk. Surrounded by barren cities, sterile concrete or over maintained, uniform patches of green, more and more animals are losing their last places of retreat. The city continues to grow inexorably but, where humans fail to impose their order, nature sprouts and crawls out of the tiny cracks in […]

  • OCT 27

    Obsolete  50 Minutes / English / 2016 / Directed by Aaron Dykes & Melissa Dykes. The rise of technology means that humans will have to be very clever not to be left behind as robots take over. But as human loses its value and challenges our purpose, people may find that they aren’t wanted by the […]

  • The Crisis of Civilization 77 Minutes / English / 2011 / Directed by Dean Puckett The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, […]

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Sadhana Forest