In Pursuit of Silence

A note from the organizers of the event:

Please join us for a special afternoon in support of LoveYourBrain – raising love and funds for the 6-week Yoga & Meditation program we offer at PranaShanti Yoga Centre.

Let’s bring in the New Year together! We will celebrate our brains, each other, and explore our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives by sharing this experience, together: Ottawa’s first screening of this incredible documentary: In Pursuit of Silence.

What is your relationship with SILENCE?

This topic is near and dear to my heart, and many others who live with a brain injury. Following my Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) nearly 7 years ago, I was left with severe sound sensitivity. What was once beautiful and enjoyable, the source of much joy and connection … sound … was now noise. Unlike sound, noise was the source of pain, torment, isolation, overwhelm, exhaustion, and a whole series of confusing symptoms that took away my lifestyle – so many of the things I loved dearly, and quite frankly took for granted; it took away my well-being.

I was called to make a choice. I chose to embark on a drastic shift in perspective, to radically change my relationship to sound, noise … and especially silence. Which, for a very long time, felt like a prison cell, felt like punishment. Today, nothing could be further from the truth.

I can’t wait to share this shift with you, my relationship with silence, the challenges and gifts that my brain injury has bestowed upon me … I can’t wait to share this film with you!

WE can’t wait to share this with you! Come out and meet the LoveYourBrain Ottawa team, the community, and all those who support us and each other as a whole. Just come out for an incredible afternoon for a meditative and enlighting exploration at the theatre!!

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:

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 inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

Advance $10 Tickets available via Eventbrite 

Sun Jan 7 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it is a documentary, IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, with sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Advance tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-pursuit-of-silence-screening-lyb-ottawa-community-event-tickets-40741213065
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