Auroville is an Eco-village that is located on the South-East coast of India, about 10 km north of Pondicherry. Based on the work and the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Auroville is intended as a place for the manifestation of a real human unity in diversity. It presents themselves as a laboratory for the next step in human evolution. As a result of its 40-year-old existence, OHM has filmed a two-part documentary about this particular city.
This universal city was inaugurated in 1968, when young people from 124 countries and from all 23 States of India brought a handful of earth from their homeland in a marble urn, which they laid in the Centre of the city. This symbolized the birth of the city that is dedicated to the unity of mankind.
The current Community of Auroville is formed by more than 100 settlements of varying size, separated by several villages and Temple areas. The activities of the residents will include, among other things, organic agriculture, forestry, educational research, health care, rural development, etc. Currently there are living 2000 inhabitants, coming from 40 different countries. Auroville is planning to extend this number to at least 50,000 inhabitants.
Auroville - 2º documentary in English:
Auroville - Documentaire en Français: