Since 1968, a small group of people from all over the world have been joining hands to build Auroville, a town near Pondicherry on the east coast of southern India.
Inspired by the vision of Sri Auribondo, the city has grown thanks to experimentation with alternative ecological methods that have transformed a barren land into a lush forest, as well as through the collaboration between the locals and the newcomers who shared their knowledge and learned from one another.
The film recounts the trials and successes in making alternative technologies work, proving that anything is possible with determination and perseverance.
Auroville Centre for Scientific Research
Basile Vignes is a painter and filmmaker who has worked for French TV. In 2001 he moved to Auroville where he has made documentaries including Auroville – Sur les Traces d’Hanuman, Retour à Pondy, Made in India, Benares Saree Factory. He is currently working on a 3D graphics project.