Quiet Time: In Pursuit of Silence

Quiet Time: Mindfulness at the Movies
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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 23 1:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Patrick Shen


Our Mindfulness at the Movies series returns with this meditative exploration of humankind’s relationship with silence and sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s groundbreaking musical 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 quietest place on earth (a lab in Minnesota), to the raucous streets of Mumbai during the festival season—and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world. Add in the insights of world-renowned thinkers and audiologists and you have a film that, as one critic put it, makes for an utterly “blissful viewing experience”: a cinematic voyage that “incessantly inspires and takes the breath away.”

Featuring a special pre-film guided meditation by Moustafa Abdelrahman, an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist, teacher and register psychotherapist who leads guided mindfulness courses and workshops with The 519.

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Quiet Time: In an age of chronic distraction, work burnout and stress, we all need a moment to refresh and decompress. Enter Quiet Time, a new series designed to nurture mindfulness at the movies.

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