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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE DVD (Educational Edition)


81 Minutes

This is the educational edition of the film which includes a PDF discussion guide and license to screen in your classroom or school library. To purchase a public performance license for public screenings of the film choose "Screening License".

Due to agreements with distribution partners around the globe, we are unable to ship educational DVDs to the following countries at this time: United States, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. US institutions can purchase an educational copy via The Cinema Guild. To inquire about acquiring an educational DVD or screening license for the other restricted countries, please contact us at screenings@transcendfilms.com.

For more details about the educational license, click here.


“…reminiscent of seeing 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi for the first time… Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence incessantly inspires and sometimes takes the breath away and can even accomplish both at once.” -Austin Chronicle

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and instantly inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

“Replete with imagery that shimmers with the kind of almost otherworldly wonder one might associate with a Terrence Malick movie… This film does more than just tell a story, it testifies to the sheer loveliness of anything — everything — when drenched in silence.” -The Huffington Post