Journeying into Haiti’s diverse rural region as well as the streets of Port-au-Prince before and after the earthquake, the film shares a history of resilience in this widely misunderstood country.
Abandoned in a park by the father as infants, the three are adopted separately and without knowledge of each other. Brought up in different religions—Hindu, Muslim and Christian—the brothers are reunited in preposterous and hilarious circumstances. Released after censorship restrictions were lifted by a more liberal Indian government, Amar Akbar Anthony indulged audiences in a story with loose morals and visual excitement. The film is focused on a comedy of errors involving the brothers named in the film’s title.
Twenty years ago the Dalai Lama challenged a select group of world-renowned neuroscientists to look into the workings of the mind, and to prove scientifically that Tibetan Buddhist practices for overcoming negative emotions are skills that can be learned by anyone. His urgency and dedication come through in the documentary as he now turns 82. He must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as the 15th Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of a lineage that has existed for a millennia.
"In Pursuit of Silence" is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto to the streets of Mumbai during festival season (the loudest city on the planet) to the anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs in Minneapolis (the quietest place on earth)—and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.