50 years ago, a unique afforestation project took root on an eroded desert plateau in Tamil Nadu, South India, when people from diverse countries came together to establish the international experimental township of Auroville.

Initially driven by the necessity to make the harsh conditions more liveable, the idealism of some early residents lead them to develop expertise in cultivating the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest, a rare forest type native to the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu.

Today, the lush Auroville forest is an outstanding example of eco-restoration that recreates and preserves a type of tropical forest that is on the verge of extinction.

Ever Slow Green tells the story of Auroville’s 50-years-young forest through some of the diverse characters who have dedicated their lives to bringing it to fruition.

  • YEAR2020
  • RUNTIME00:56:00
  • LANGUAGEEnglish
  • COUNTRYIndia
  • DIRECTORChristoph Pohl
  • SCREENWRITERChristoph Pohl
  • PRODUCERChristoph Pohl
  • FILMMAKERChristoph Pohl
  • CASTDave Storey, David Nagel, Diego Zecchinel, P. Elumalai, Glenn Baldwin, Jaap den Hollander, Jana Earley, Johnny Allen, Joss Brooks, R. Kanniyappan, Natasha Storey, Patrick Rollet, Paul Blanchflower, Renu Neogy, Rishi Walker, Shona van Dam, Walter Gastmans
  • EDITORChristoph Pohl
  • ANIMATORRoeland Trauwaen
  • MUSICGreg Davis, Chloé Sanchez