I was recently contacted by Cassidy Hall who is working on a meditative feature documentary entitled In Pursuit Of Silence. It is a ‘meditative film about our relationship with sound and the impact of noise that will be released globally’. Director Patrick Shen is credited for making several award- winning documentaries. In a recent interview he stated that most of his films have been in effort to make his and others lives more meaningful. His obsession with silence began with the documentary by Philip Groning, Into Great Silence and then grew with silent film maker Nathaniel Dorsky, the book In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik and the writings of John Cage (composer of 4’33”).
You may have heard the phrase, “noise pollution”. Constant noise does affect our health and the amount of noise we are constantly hearing is a growing global problem. I feel the film has the potential to really get the message across a large global audience about the importance of silence. It is an ambitious endeavour that resonates in me which is why I offered to share it here. In order to finish the production of the film however, they need to raise $40,000 by this Saturday and they are only little over half way there. I am really hoping this will get completed. Below is the trialor for the film. You can learn more about it by visiting their website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transcendentalmedia/in-pursuit-of-silence-finish-the-film