Some time ago, Auroville International announced a project to undertake a live reading of Savitri to celebrate the 50th anniversay of Auroville. The idea was to create a chain of readers around the world, starting in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and culminating in Auroville. The reading would take place between the 25th – 27th February, 2018.
Recently, however, the technical team working at Savitri Bhavan on ways to implement the project has concluded that the original concept of “a live reading through internet around the world” is beyond their organisational and technical capacities. The new idea is to use recordings prepared in advance and supplied by the participants. The technical team will edit all these individual recordings into a film of about 48 hours duration.
It is intended that the film will be broadcast on YouTube for viewing worldwide on February 25-26th 2018, as well as being displayed on the big screen at Savitri Bhavan.
The full text of Savitri has been divided up into 325 passages of around two pages each, so, ideally, 325 readers are needed. In order to assign the passages, the organizing team needs to know how many people are willing to participate, and which countries they will be representing.
Once the passages are assigned, each participant will be asked to send a video-recording of themselves reading their passage, or an audio recording along with a photo. Those who feel reluctant to appear on You Tube can send an image of their choice instead.
So far readers in 42 countries as well as in Auroville have agreed to participate. The aim is to have 5 readers from each country. If you know of Savitri-lovers, please inform them about this project and invite them to join it.
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(Article courtesy of Auroville Today)