For 1968, in the South of India, an utopian town develops and attracts inhabitants of all countries of the world. Auroville is an ambitious experience, a kind of laboratory from where will perhaps come out the ideal town of the future.
Founded by Mira Alfassa, known as "the Mother", companion of the yogi Sri Aurobindo, close to Pondichéry, Auroville is a space of dreams where the goal is "to realize Human Unity". Regrouping more than 1 800 persons of 40 different nationalities, this project is supported for his beginnings by the UNESCO and the Indian government.
Thirteenth episode « The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several continents, released on film in 1987 at the Toronto Film Festival. It is structured around the theme of nuclear weapons, military spending and poverty. Ordinary people are asked about their awareness of these issues.
An emergency accommodation centre for homeless people, located in the suburbs of Paris. Here, a dozen men, coming from all walks of life, isolated and left out by society, are spending winter in a small temporary community. I call them "The Hermits". By observing their lifestyle, their humanity and their struggle, one is faced with a puzzling reflection of the outside world: our world. With the return of spring, they all go back to the road and fade away into loneliness.