The community founded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) lying just outside of Pondicherry, India, which seems to be a curious hybrid of the old and the new. Young Indian artists migrate there to pursue careers in film and video production, while international seekers use it as a retreat center for meditation and alternative community living.
Lonely Planet’s TV host Justine Shapiro visited Auroville and seemed to imply that it was a haven for foreigners seeking enlightenment while exploiting local laborers. Whether or not this is a fair assessment remains unclear.
On the Web:
“Scenes from the documentary Journey To The City of Dawn based in Auroville, India produced by Paul Kakert of edpvideo.com and Storytellers International. Visit the film’s website at www.cityofdawn.com.”
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on June 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm Alina Silva
What are all the westerners doing in a deserted are in India?? That’s quite curious.
on June 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm Earthpages.ca
Why does anybody do anything? The answer probably differs for each individual.
on April 21, 2009 at 11:16 am documentarytv
Auroville is an interesting mix of people. I am producing a documentary on Auroville. Visit CityofDawn.com to find out more. If you Subscribe for Free at DocumentaryTV.com you will receive an email when the film is released.