In Pursuit of Silence

USA/Belgium/China/Germany, 2015, 81 min.
Directed by
Patrick Shen
environment / noise / silence

CPH:DOX 2015 – Official Selection

SXSW Film Festival 2016 – Official Selection

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 – Selection


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 Official Site