In 1968, a unique afforestation project took root on an eroded desert plateau in the emerging international experimental township of Auroville, South India. Initially driven by the necessity to make harsh living conditions more livable, some residents developed expertise in cultivating the rare forest type native to the region and today, the lush Auroville forest is an outstanding example of eco-restoration. 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.
Christoph Pohl grew up in Germany. He studied media technology engineering and worked in video and film postproduction in Hamburg and Berlin before moving to the experimental international township of Auroville, South India, in 2008.
He established brainfever media productions in 2011, and worked as Technical Director for the Auroville Film Festival 2011 – 2017. He is passionate about conserving Auroville’s forests and for the past two years he is a co-steward of one of Auroville’s forests.
He has made various non-fiction short films. Ever Slow Green is his first feature-length documentary film.