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In Pursuit of Silence
Silence is golden but in a 24/7 hi-tech world that never stops bombarding us with information, moments of tranquillity are increasingly rare. Documentary filmmaker Patrick Shen creates a contemplative and cinematic experience that celebrates the power of silence, choosing John Cage's seminal composition 4'33" as the starting point for a provocative debate about mankind's fascination with silence and the negative physical and mental effects of being bombarded with sound. Experts and social commentators offer their selective words of wisdom.