A Quest For Meaning

A Journey Above And Beyond Our Beliefs

When Nathanael went to visit Marc in New York, they had not seen each other for 10 years. Their lives had taken two totally different paths: Nathanael had just finished an shooting an environmental film in India, and Marc exported bottled water for a global corporation.

One day, a small occurrence brought Marc's “American dream” to a halt. Stuck in bed, he decided to watch some of the documentary films on globalization, that Nathanael had left for him. From that moment on, his conscience would not leave him alone. So Marc went to India to join Nathanael where they began their improvised, epic journey.

Full of moments of doubt, moments of joy, and incredible testimonials, their journey is like an initiation into a whole new way of viewing the world and living life. They invite us to join them in reconsidering our rapport with nature, happiness, and the purpose of life.

87 minutes to help us regain confidence in our ability to effect change within ourselves, and within society.

"A Quest for Meaning" is not a reflected documentary per se. The interviews about our collective view on ourself and its connection to the challenges today, seem a bit one-sided and at some parts nearly ideological. Therefore this movie is probably best suited for use in spiritual contexts.

Director(s): Nathanaël Coste, Marc de la Ménardière
Script: Nathanaël Coste, Marc de la Ménardière
Production: Kamea Meah
Actors: Nathanaël Coste, Marc de la Ménardière, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Pierre Rabhi, Frédéric Lenoir, Hervé Kempf, Bruce Lipton, Cassandra Vieten, Marianne Sebastien, Trinh Xuan Thuan
Year: 2015
Duration: 88 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): French
Language (subtitles): French, English, Spanish
Country of origin: France
Shooting Locations: Mexico, Guatemala, India, Italy, United States, United Kingdom
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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: climate courage spirituality interconnection
Mentions: spirituality conscience climate change alternatives meaning of life
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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