The Big Silence (2010)

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Synopsis:
"Many of the world's religions believe there is one simple path leads us towards God", says Benedictine monk, Christopher Jamison, "It's called silence". Father Christopher is convicted that everyone can benefit from sustained, regular periods of silence. "When we enter into periods of silence, we start to see things with greater clarity. We come to know ourselves, and come in touch with that deepest part of ourselves, our soul". Carrie, David, Helen, Jon and Trish have high-pressured typical modern jobs - in business, teaching, PR, media and hospitality. They live sound-around lives - full of internet, txt, mobile phone, conference-calling and multi-media noise.
In these compelling films this unlikely group are immersed in a week of complete silence and we see them learn how to live out monastic insights in the midst of noisy surroundings. They may aspire to be spiritual but do they want to be religious? After their time of retreat is over, will they return to their old ways or have they learnt valuable lessons that profoundly change their lives forever?
Actors:
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Directors:
Clare Bradbury, Barney Snow
Producers:
Elizabeth Stopford
Studio:
Tiger Aspect
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest, TV Documentaries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
180 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1-2
Disc 2:
This disc includes episode 3

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