In Pursuit of Silence

In Pursuit of Silence

DVD - 2017
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"Responding to the increase of noise pollution, a 'major environmental and public health burden' according to the World Health Organization, In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. This critical acclaimed documentary takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe - from Denali National Park in Alaska to a forest outside of Tokyo, where a researcher studies the impact of silence on urban dwellers - and instantly inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world."--Container.
Publisher: New York City, New York : The Cinema Guild Incorporated, ©2017.
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780781515566
0781515564
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Shen, Patrick
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BASLM
Sep 02, 2019

Mesmerizing hunger for silence.

ArapahoeJulieH Jul 27, 2019

I was hooked when the movie opened with an ode to John Cage’s 1952 avant-garde composition 4'33.
Silence, in the sound of waves, wind, crickets, meditation, a Japanese Tea Ceremony is juxtaposed with harsh sounds in Mumbai, NYC, Tokyo, etc. and their impact on our lives. The film includes thoughtful interviews with Pico Iyer, Steve Orfield and George Prochnik to name a few. In Pursuit of Silence is a celebration of silence and inspires us to experience silence in the wonders of our world.

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cashewbeast
Apr 22, 2018

Could that be a shot of kite flying at Gas Works Park just a few minutes in?

tomato Feb 08, 2018

A very good look at how noisy our everyday environment is, and the negative side effects. Plus, the wonderful quality of silence. I had just read an article about how songbirds suffer from PTSD because in many cases their habitat is too noisy for them to hear each other calling.

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ms_mustard
Jan 25, 2018

interesting doc - silence is beneficial but difficult to find.

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