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Auroville’s afforestation project to be screened at the ChangeNow summit

Aurovillian Christoph Pohl’s documentary ‘Ever Slow Green,’ narrates the story of Auroville’s unique afforestation project that took root on an eroded desert plateau at Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu. The documentary has been officially selected for screening at the prestigious ChangeNow summit in Paris.

It will be screened along with four specially selected films, including David Attenborough’s Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, at the ChangeNow film festival in the summit from May 27 to 29.

“I am excited and proud that my film will be screened alongside Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary, Breaking Boundaries… The documentary 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” Mr Pohl said, according to a media report. 

Mr. Pohl, who studied media technology engineering in Germany, had been dreaming of making a feature-length film for many years. In 2017, his passion for film-making and forestry came together and he started working on the concept for the documentary on Auroville’s unique afforestation work.

The project was supported by Auroville and funded by the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2018. The documentary premiered at the Auroville Film Festival 2020.

The documentary is available on online streaming platforms like iTunes/Apple TV, Google Play and Cinemapreneur (a new platform for independent Indian films). 

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