Watch ‘The Pursuit of Silence’
MATTAPOISETT — Anchor Yoga will host a showing of the award-winning documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” on Monday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
A moderated discussion will follow the show. A small donation is requested, to encourage conversations around mindfulness and meditation, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wheel House, a local non-profit that provides yoga and mindfulness programming to underserved communities in New Bedford.
The film includes a variety of clips from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet.
In a statement posted to the film’s website, Director Patrick Shen said, “In Pursuit of Silence, is a meditative film that I also consider a piece of devotional work about a subject that many have tried to encapsulate in some form or another for ages. Rather than encapsulate, we’ve tried in a sense to free it, paying homage to the ineffable qualities of silence. The film was shot and edited in a way that mimics our experience of the world when we are still; you won’t see any crane moves, sweeping drone shots, or pans. The overall rhythm of the film was carefully crafted with the human metabolism in mind. Ultimately, I hope that the film challenges audiences to slow down and on some level make the world new again for them.”
Anchor Yoga Studio is located at 32 County Road in Mattapoisett. To learn more about how Project Wheel House’s mission and programs, visit their website at ProjectWheelHouse.org.