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A QUEST FOR MEANING follows 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.


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"Watch A QUEST FOR MEANING and learn to decolonize your mind by connecting with nature, food, dreams, love, joy and laughter. All of this feeds the internal shift to deep freedom – a shift necessary for us to help make the world better and hence have meaning in our lives."

Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network, Director, Foundation Earth

"This exuberant film documents a journey undertaken by two young people who hope to map a path away from consumptive individualism and towards creative, joyous, life-affirming community. I can't wait to show this 'map' to inquisitive students searching for course change and for wise advice on how to create a future that is plausible, desirable, and achievable!"
Joni Adamson, Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

"A breath of fresh air and optimism that recharges the spirit and soothes the soul."

"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

"This rollicking, coming-of-age travelogue captures those moments when we begin to see through the veil of modernist culture and recognize that other, more meaningful ways of living, feeling, and interacting with the wider web of life are possible. A QUEST FOR MEANING is the 'Let's Go' of environmental and spiritual awakening."
Paul Wapner, Professor of Global Environmental Politics, American University, Co-editor, Global Environmental Politics: From Person to Planet

"A marvelously encouraging and engaging film...As these young backpackers travel, they find deeper consciousness and spiritual unity with all Creation, in a new generation's innovative version of deep-rooted environmental sustainability traditions. The beautiful photography captures a striking series of rural and urban landscapes on four continents. A QUEST FOR MEANING will powerfully engage discussions among students, faith communities and the wider public."
Dr. Richard Tucker, Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

"In this film, two young men as global citizens seek answers and possible solutions to a transition from unbridled consumerism. Their journey is engaging, as they travel the world and visit philosophers, spiritual leaders, environmental activists, and 'small is beautiful' operations...The journey should be an excellent stimulus to discussion."
Tyler Volk, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, New York University, Author, Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be

"There is no guilt, no preaching, no alarmism. It's a work of maturity.”


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"The best documentary I’ve seen in several years."
Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network, Director, Foundation Earth