In The Beginning There Was Light


Theatrical feature by P.A. Straubinger

Theatrical feature by P.A. Straubinger

“There is a legacy of people in India who can live without food. It makes no sense to ignore things just because we cannot understand them.”
Dr. med Rüdiger Dahlke, specialist in the field of fasting and best selling author

“We all are scientifically educated and research orientated doctors. We racked our brains and it was the greatest surprise of our hitherto existing life… As if a bomb had hit us! The complete history of science has to be written anew. And our entire knowledge has been shaken to the core”
Dr. med Sudhir Shah, Head of Special Studies, Sterling Hospital

“One starts to question things that were never questioned before. Something sorely needed today… The point is, and I am not just talking about not eating and drinking, I’m talking about different thinking…”
Dr. Michael Werner, living on pranic nourishment since 2001


About the film:

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS LIGHT follows the phenomenon which only a few in our Western world are aware of, as it has been totally ignored by the media. The picture deals with human beings who can survive without food and fluid, over weeks, years and even decades.

Most people would spontaneously say that this just cannot be. It’s impossible! But based on certified reports of personal experiences, interviews and scientifically documented laboratory experiments the picture follows the phenomenon of “living on light” aka “breatharianism”. As incredible as it may be, fact is that there are people today and some existing thousands of years back too, who do not need food either to live or to sustain their metabolism. They live on light alone. As modern people we experience this phenomenon as an incredible attack on our western, scientifically orientated concept of the world.

Hence this picture starts on a fascinating and intriguing journey around the
globe and includes not only the latest explanatory models taken from quantum physics but touches on the knowledge from eastern spiritual tradition as well.
It is not the films intention to advocate that one should stop eating but it does trigger food for thought and it aspires to challenge the prevailing mechanistic-materialistic philosophy dominating our society today, to open up other perspectives and enhance new ways of thinking and living. Or does the saying “what cannot be shall not be” still prevail?

Genre              Documentary

Length             88 min; 58 min (tv version)

Format            1:1,85, 35 mm

Sound              Dolby   SRD

Language        English, German, Chinese, Russian, with English subtitles

Year                2010

Country:         Austria

Contact for this film:

Producer  Allegro Film Produktions GesmbH
Krummgasse 1A
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: +43 (1) 712 50 36