This award winning documentary investigates the controversial phenomenon of "Breatharianism"
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LIVING ON LIGHT

Is it possible to live on light alone? Director P.A. Straubingers answers this complex and highly controversial question.

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Synopsis

Thriving without eating and drinking? This documentary investigates the mysterious phenomenon of "Breatharianism".

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CONTROVERSY

Director P.A. Straubinger addresses the controversial arguments and reactions to his film.

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scientific-proof

Scientists found that human bodies can produce much more energy than they consume calorically. Does this explain Breatharianism?

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How it works?

How could it possibly work to thrive without eating ? Scientists recently discovered processes involving body water that might explain the phenomenon of Breatharianism.

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BREATHARIAN DEATH

Allegations that "Light" is responsible for the death of a Swiss woman turn out to be a hoax. Nevertheless tragic cases of death related to Breatharianism are a fact.

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Skepticism

Breatharianism Documentary Skepticism

Breatharians are found in all cultures throughout all ages and they always have been challenged and scrutinized by skeptics. Often enough they were found to be true.

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Breatharian Meals

Some Breatharians openly admit that they have a certain calorie intake. Others, like Hira Ratan Manek, were caught eating. What does this mean for the authenticity of the phenomenon?

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"10 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND 5 YEARS OF FILMING"

Director P.A. Straubinger did ten years of research on the controversial topic of Inedia aka Breatharianism. He writes in his extensive Director´s Statement about the scientific and philosophical background of "Light", about its message, possible misunderstandings and unpublished research material.

 

As I write this statement in the background section I will allow myself to answer the tagline of my film right away because it creates so much misunderstanding. This is a "Spoiler" ;-) So if you have not seen the film and want to be surprised - Please STOP reading!

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Awareness festival official selection 2014 - award