For Elija, 19, and Markus, 32, every meal time is a fight to return to health: they are both struggling with eating disorders. One in ten anorexia sufferers are female. Even though many start starving themselves as teenagers, Markus was 26 when he started to starve. But now he's determined to get better.
This programme by German channel ZDF is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative of European public media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SSR SRG and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.