“In the Fall of 2011, I was working in a curatorial capacity at a contemporary art institution in Istanbul, Turkey. Within the context of a long-term research and exhibition program I was developing at the time, I travelled to Auroville, India to write about Sadhana Forest India, a community living within a free economy and actively working on ecological restoration through water conservation and reforestation of the indigenous tropical dry evergreen forest. While this trip was initially intended to contribute only in a minor way to the overall project I was developing in Istanbul, what I encountered at Sadhana Forest India was far richer and more complex than I could have anticipated. Upon returning to Istanbul three months later, it became clear that there was still work to be done beyond synthesizing my research into the short text I had written on Sadhana Forest India. Drawing from the various lines of inquiry set up in the project I was involved with in Istanbul, I set out to visit Sadhana Forest again––but this time to their recently established sister project in Haiti, and this time with the intention to use the medium of documentary film as a vehicle for organizing and communicating my research.