- Diseases related to social beauty standards such as anorexia and bulimia as well as a dialogue about equality and respect;
- Domestic violence is a real problem all around the world and unless we talk about the problem and do something about it, nothing will ever change;
- Encouragement to appreciate and respect the beauty of nature so people will become agents of change for global warming and animal cruelty.
Beauty has been the subject of ancient philosopher’s conversations such as Plato, Aristotle and also some modern philosophers like Kant. We see today the word ‘beauty’ on the cover of magazines, logos, and social media. People constantly care and talk about it.
When doing the research for the film, I came across many articles about eating disorders and I was absolutely shocked by the numbers. Men and women are suffering from awful diseases such as anorexia and bulimia because they believe beauty is on the outside. Girls are missing school the days they don't "feel pretty”. In the USA alone 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life.
Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness and without treatment, up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die.
There are many different kinds of discrimination, but some of the main ones are Race, Age, Sex, Disability and Religion. To discriminate against an individual is to treat someone differently, usually in a negative way, due to a given characteristic.
Even though we have many types of federal laws against discrimination, in 2015 alone almost 90,000 cases were reported in the US.
Climate change is the greatest environmental and humanitarian threat of our time. It impacts our economy, health and communities in diverse ways.
We all agree that nature is beautiful, majestic and uplifting. At the same time oceans are being polluted, animals are being beaten, shot, stabbed and even set on fire.
Quest for Beauty is not only an informative documentary but also a visual quest. It seeks to relay the very important message that beauty is ephemeral and not just the exterior as our society so often makes it. Beauty is so much more. We hope this film opens people’s eyes, changes their perception and heightens their self-esteem to see the beauty in them and in the surrounding world.
We believe that if we join forces we can make a difference.