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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE


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2016 DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Patrick Shen

 

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet—and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

 

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DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative film that I also consider a piece of devotional work about a subject that many have tried to encapsulate in some form or another for ages. Rather than encapsulate we’ve tried in a sense to free it, paying homage to the ineffable qualities of silence. The film was shot and edited in a way that mimics our experience of the world when we are still; you won’t see any crane moves, sweeping drone shots, or pans. The overall rhythm of the film was carefully crafted with the human metabolism in mind. Ultimately, I hope that the film challenges audiences to slow down and on some level make the world new again for them

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

SXSW 2016

Full Frame 2016

Sheffield Doc Fest 2016

Cleveland International Film Festival 2016

DC Environmental Film Festival 2016

Cinema Eye Honors Nominee, Original Score