Once their army service is behnid them, many Israelis flock overseas for a year or two. Out of 60 000 who travel each year, 30 000 go to India.
Auroville, a cosmopolitan town in the South-East of India, has been named « the City of Dawn » four decades ago by the Mother, spiritual companion of the great indian sage Sri Aurobindo who dedicated his whole life to the evolution of consciousness.
Auroville, « the City of Human Unity », was granted by the Mother a Charter, so ambitious and inspired that it gave birth to the hope of a reconciled Babel. Through unexpected pathways, a handful of adventurers, seeking meaning and transcendance, heard the Call.
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera, the time has come to have a closer look at its past: an adventurous and dramatic story. During the German occupation, Marcel Carné shot his “Children of Paradise” here – a masterpiece that was to become the symbol of the Liberation! In the Fifties, Alfred Hitchcock had Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in “To catch a Thief”, and Gérard Philipe started his international career with “Fanfan la Tulipe”.