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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 87 mins
Country of Origin: France
Study Guide: Yes, see links below

Copyright Date: 2015
Available in French: Yes

A QUEST FOR MEANING tells the story of Marc and Nathanaël, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about change.

The two friends invite us to share their quest as they meet with activists, biologists, philosophers, and custodians of ancient traditions.

Equipped with nothing more than a tiny camera and a microphone they document some of the solutions that are laying the foundations for a sustainable world. This life-changing journey restores confidence in our ability to bring about change both within ourselves and in society.
 
Among the people they talk to are Vandana Shiva, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Satish Kumar, Pierre Rabhi, Hervé Kempf, Bruce Lipton and Cassandra Vieten. 
 
"With passion and exuberance, the two protagonists weave a powerful message...In the process they, and we, discover that the ideas and beliefs of the scientists, activists, philosophers, Shamans and ordinary citizens they interview all point to the same necessity. The imperative is that we humans create a new relationship with both the natural world and with each other...This film is a wonderful introduction to the issues of food sovereignty, food justice and indigenous rights in the context of a new economic and environmental paradigm."
- Polly Walker, MD, MPH, Senior Fellow, The Center for a Livable Future,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
DVD Features
* English and original French version on same DVD
* Extra film: EGO NOT BAD [26 mins] 
What does the spiritual path offer us, and what are the pitfalls that one can encounter when endeavouring to understand the world? With noted French author, filmmaker Arnaud Desjardins, one of the first high profile practitioners of Eastern religion in France 
* Scene Selection 
* SDH captions in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
* Other English subtitle options are:
"English" - Only when a foreign language is being spoken
"Full English" - Over the French-accented English narration as well 
* Language options: original French version with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic

Awards:
Best Documentary, Brasilia International Film Festival 
Best Feature, Colorado Environmental Film Festival 
Palme d'Or, Deauville Green Awards, France
Best of Festival, Curieux Voyageurs Film Festival, Saint-Étienne, France 
Best Film, EcoCup Green Documentary Film Festival, Russia
Best Documentary, Ischia Film Festival, Italy
Gold Kahuna Winner, Honolulu Film Festival 
Award of Excellence, International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, Visionary, Indonesia
Award of Excellence, Jakarta International Film Festival for Environment, Health, Culture 
Best Feature, Terra Environmental Film Festival, Guadeloupe 
Gold Award, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 
Award of Excellence, Impact Docs Awards 
Best Documentary, Ramdam Film Festival, Tournai, Belgium 
Best Documentary, Festival du film vert à Rolle, Switzerland
Honorable Mention, Tassie Eco Film Fest, Tasmania
Audience Award, Festival Atmosphères, France

Screened at:
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Greenpeace Film Festival
Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
Kansas International Film Festival
Swedish International Film Festival
British Documentary Film Festival
Awareness Film Festival
Sustainable Living Film Festival, Turkey
Mexico International Film Festival
Sierra Nevada Film Festival



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