On Sunday 4 July Davide Montemurri, a longtime participant and friend of Auroville, peacefully left his body in his house at Nettuno (Rome). He was 91 years old.
Davide has been in contact with Auroville for many years, especially since he did the ‘L’homme après l’homme’ (Man after Man) movie in collaboration with Boni Menato. The documentary, which was an eye-opener for many, included in-depth conversations with Satprem in Nilgiris in the early eighties. Together with Boni, he also started the Italian Institute for Evolutionary Research.
Davide remained very inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s vision. A friend who was with him during his transition mentioned that he had been preparing himself to leave his body since March this year, and that he passed away peacefully, his eyes open and a smile on his lips. We remember him with fondness and gratitude.
For an integral version of ‘L’homme après l’homme’ see: