A film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.


Patrick Shen
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Credited cast:
John Cage John Cage ... Self (archive footage)
Pico Iyer Pico Iyer ... Self
Garry Moore Garry Moore ... Self (archive footage)
Steve Orfield Steve Orfield ... Self
George Prochnik George Prochnik ... Self
Stephen Stansfeld Stephen Stansfeld ... Self
Poppy Szkiler Poppy Szkiler ... Self
Julian Treasure Julian Treasure ... Self
David Tudor David Tudor ... Self (archive footage)


In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives. In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. From the Desert Fathers of the third century AD who became the model for Christian monasticism to John Cage's seminal work 4'33" which would go onto inspire a generation of artists, humankind has had a long fascination with silence. In Pursuit of Silence will be the first comprehensive look at this topic whose many dimensions lie at the heart of so much of human progress. Offering audiences a contemplative cinematic experience, the sights and sounds of this film will work its way through frantic minds, into the quiet spaces of hearts, and help shape a new vision of being. Written by Transcendental Media

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what a fantastic documentary
19 April 2019 | by fanan450See all my reviews

This documentary was fantastic. the cinematography was amazing , the places that has been shot were wonderful .the colors were marvelous, and everything was great . it was educational and I learned many thing from it . I really enjoyed watching it and I recommend it.


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Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bombay, India See more »


Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,141, 25 June 2017

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Transcendental Media See more »
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1.78 : 1
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