• In Pursuit of Silence

In Pursuit of Silence

a film by Patrick Shen
2016, 81 minutes



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.


"A gorgeously rendered meditation on the role silence plays in our mental health."
— MovieMaker Magazine

"A testament to the power of quiet places."
— The Herald Sun

"A welcome invitation to pause for a moment in order to hear your surroundings anew."
— Planet in Focus Film Festival

"The film actually helps you take that first step as you experience firsthand the joy of silence through disengagement from chatter devices and noisy environments."
— Hammer to Nail

Press Materials

Hi-Res Stills & Press Kit
Press Release

Where to watch


June 23: Cinema Village, New York City, NY
June 30: Ahrya Fine Arts Laemmle, Los Angeles, CA  

July 12:  Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL

Aug 4:  Time & Space Ltd, Hudson, NY
Aug 9: Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA
Aug 10: Mary D. Fisher Theater, Sedona, AZ
Aug 11: Mountain Shadow Film Society, Walnut Creek, CA
Aug 11: Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Aug 30: Osio Theater, Monterey, CA
Aug 30: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival


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