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.
Nowadays, Auroville has 2200 inhabitants spread out into 100 communities.
Are they truly embodying the human unity so intensely desired by the Mother ?
Is this even possible amongst 45 nationalities whose cultures, lifestyles, belief and value systems were originally so different ?
It focuses on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America. Using the image of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, the film's title evokes a dissonance between the promise of a global socialist revolution (the grin) with its actual nonexistence.
<b>« The Journey »</b> is a 14½ hour documentary film by <b>Peter Watkins</b>, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several contin...
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.
Master Pastelist CHRIS, a teacher from the Société des Pastellistes de France, paints a landsape based on a film clip of the Corniche Vendénne.
After working as a lawyer in New Caledonia, Isa Sator decided to dedicate herself to plastic arts. She particularly likes the theme of Girlfriends which she paints a version of here, before the cameras.