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International Youth Conference, Auroville
Cultural Programs
February 21-28, 2005
All events start at 8 pm

Date and Venue

Program Title and Description

at Visitor's Centre

Film: Baraka
Baraka, an ancient Sufi word with forms in many languages, translates as a blessing, or as the breath or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds. A transcendently poetic tour of the globe, Baraka was shot in 24 countries on six continents. Set to the life affirming rhythms of varied religious rituals and nature's own raw beat, Baraka is a visualization of the interconnectedness humans share with the earth.


Creative Jam Explorations and group interactions
Facilitated by AV youth and Voices of Youth, this evening is an opportunity for delegates to explore creative ways of being together through music, movement, improvisations and interactive games.

At Kalabhumi theater

Concert: Voices of Youth
An evening of music with the group Voices of Youth.

at Visitor's Centre

Story Telling
Martine is a story teller who will be weaving stories that are relevant to the themes of the conference while engaging the audience in this ancient form of social interaction

at Visitor's Centre

Film: Winged Migration
2003-USA. Directed by Jaques Perrin
This documentary follows a variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents.  The film was created by a team of more than 450 people, 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers using balloons, gliders, helicopters and planes to fly alongside, above, below and in front of the birds.  The result is a film of staggering beauty, almost otherworldly in its intimacy with a phenomenon that has heretofore only been witnessed at a great distance, and inviting the viewer to open one's eyes to one of the wonders of the natural world, breathtakingly captured in all its glory, color, and movement.

Film: Anima Mundi
Anima Mundi is a rare fine experience that draws the viewer closer to the natural world and its species.  Face to face encounters with creatures large and small reveal the breath of this living world.  Director Godfrey Reggio uses vivid, breathtaking images accentuated by the riveting instrumental music of Philip Glass to capture the power and beauty of life so diverse. (30 min)

at Kalabhumi
Open podium and Celebration
An evening of celebration with Auroville youth and delegates. This will be an opportunity for delegates
to also contribute a creative expression. You may bring something to share (music, dance, etc)
that expresses something of your culture to this event.

In addition to the evening cultural programmes, there are a number of exhibitions that are
open to participants of the I.Y.C. (International Youth Conference):

  • Exhibition on Auroville showcasing the areas of applied research that Auroville is engaged in including village development, education, culture, appropriate technologies, earth restoration and water management. UNESCO will also have an exhibition of resource materials. Venue: Town hall
  • Photography exhibition by one of Auroville's photographers, Ireno has images that relate to the theme of unity. This exhibiton is called “links”. Venue: Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas
  • Sacred Art 2005: The Tibetan Pavilion will host an exhibit of non-traditional traditional art. Venue: The Tibetan Pavilion