ALT EFF’s mission is to engage the public on the environment and social issues of our time through an informed, creative and experiential discourse.

  • With groundbreaking and compelling films, ALT EFF will showcase the beauty of our planet, create awareness on the critical issues and leave you feeling inspired to envision and shape our possible futures. 
  • The films will be accompanied with dialogue and debates that will get the audience talking, asking questions and sharing ideas.
  • The festival program will showcase talented filmmakers, locally and at large, and aid them in their craft.
  • ALT EFF will create and enable a platform (Sustainable Living Market) for the creative, academic, business, activist, scientific and government communities to engage with the citizens and build collective power for environmental causes and actions.

About the Film: 50 years ago, a unique afforestation project took root on an eroded desert plateau in Tamil Nadu, South India, when people from diverse countries came together to establish the international experimental township of Auroville.

Initially driven by the necessity to make the harsh conditions more liveable, the idealism of some early residents lead them to develop expertise in cultivating the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest, a rare forest type native to the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu.

Today, the lush Auroville forest is an outstanding example of eco-restoration that recreates and preserves a type of tropical forest that is on the verge of extinction.

Ever Slow Green 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.