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".
57 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Klaus Mitchell
Vegan 2018 paints a portrait of our changing society, showing a movement in its ascendancy as more and more people start to move away from the ethical, environmental, and health horrors of animal exploitation. This footage will tell the story of veganism throughout 2018. A number of celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Lewis Hamilton, Will. I. Am and Moby are seen in this documentary.
53 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Anthony Chene
How can we overcome our fears? How do we reconnect with our intuition? What is the power and magic of using your intention? To what extent can we use it to reach the life we truly want? Who are we really? How can we experience enlightenment, oneness, and our divine identity?
KUMBH – Eternal Journey of Indian Civilisation
69 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Harshit Jain
India Inspires Foundation Presents, the Most awaited documentary on Kumbh Mela. For the first time showcasing the Kumbh Mela from Indian perspective. With the help of scholars, the film unfolds spiritual, cultural and social importance of the Kumbh Mela and highlights its great relevance for the modern world.
SOUTH KOREA: Earth’s Hidden Wilderness
58 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Ji Yun Lee
Once a mountain kingdom of ancient palaces and emperors, Korea in the 21st century is largely known for its modern cities and decades of conflict. Tensions between North and South may be what defines it to outsiders but beyond the battle scars there is another side to Korea.
The Other Side Of The Ice
75 Minutes / 2013 / English / Directed by: Sprague Theobald
In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarks with unanswered questions, untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with sobering artifacts from the tragic Franklin Expedition of 1845, as well as personality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make The Other Side of the Ice a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.
Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden
66 Minutes / 2010 / English / Directed by: Carol Black
Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.
47 Minutes / 2017 / English / Directed by: Klaus Mitchell
This film documents the global growth, the successes and the challenges of the vegan and plant-based movement in 2017. It shows that veganism is no longer viewed as a fringe lifestyle choice. It is a moral framework searing into the consciousness of huge numbers of people. The question now is, what will you bring into 2018?
49 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Akira Kanda & Shotaro Fujimatsu
The Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 turned the surrounding towns into a desolate land, making the area into a “radioactive forest”. Without human presence, the land is roamed by wildlife like civets, macaques and wild boars. A project is underway to study the deserted areas by attaching a camera to wild boars to record the conditions of the former farmlands. Years after the disaster, we take a close look at how radiation has affected the wildlife, and what it entails for us humans.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters
92 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Nina Messinger
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of the typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. Featuring Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Vandana Shiva, Melanie Joy and many other experts, the film has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world!
98 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Lee Hirsch
Bully is a documentary film that follows the lives of five students in the U.S. who face bullying on a daily basis. Filmed over the course of a single school year, Bully sheds new light on the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids today, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic, and economic borders.