It’s after a sports injury that Marc found himself at home, watching documentaries about the economic, financial and climate crisis that were caused by globalization. His friend Nathanaël kindly copied them on his laptop. Marc had plenty of time to watch them as he couldn’t go to work since he broke his leg. He became then conscious about the disaster that is going on on the planet. He decided to quit his job because he analysed that he was also part of the problem and planned to travel around the world with his friend Nathanaël. The purpose of the mission was to present point of views from citizens of different countries and to make a film.
Marc de la Ménardière and Satish Kumar
During their trip, they questioned women and men about the meaning of life, happiness, the connection with nature and with human beings, etc. They also met activists who fight every day for nature conservation and criticise the competitive and materialistic world we are living in.
« We are here to take care of the planet like our home. We are the guardians of the planet. Not owners, but only tenants. » Jules Dervaes (Organic urban farmer – Los Angeles).
Therefore, they had to challenge their own values, their own beliefs, their own way of thinking, their own vision of the world.
« One of the things that introspection teaches us is that our thoughts are only thoughts, our beliefs are only beliefs, there are not really what we are. It’s only working assumptions in progress. ». Cassandra Vieten (doctor in clinical psychology, executive director of research at the institute of noetic sciences in California).
Their project to make a film independently has finally succeeded thanks to crowdfunding. The adventure had begun in 2008, and it’s beginning of 2015 that the documentary film « A quest for meaning », started to be distributed under the association Kamea Meah.
The DVD is also available on their website.
Enjoy the movie! 🙂