THE HUM OF HOLLAND

HOE LUIDT HET LAND

By Stella VAN VOORST VAN BEEST

VOLYA FILMS BV - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Documentary by Stella van Voorst van Beest about the Dutch soundscape. What does the Netherlands really sound like?

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stella VAN VOORST VAN BEEST
    • Writer(s)
    • Stella VAN VOORST VAN BEEST
    • Producer(s)
    • Denis VALSIN (Volya Films)
    • Synopsis
    • What does the Netherlands sound like? Do we still take the time to listen carefully to the sounds around us? Or is the soundscape so satiated that we prefer to seclude ourselves? What does all this sound do to us? Is there a place left in the Netherlands that is really quiet? And what does this sound like, real silence?
      With these questions in mind, Stella van Voorst van Beest leads us through the Netherlands and makes us experience extraordinary and everyday sounds, reveals how sound is visible in the Dutch landscape and searches and finds silence in occasionally unexpected places.
      This way, we get to know the Dutch soundscape and see how deeply sound literally and figuratively penetrates our daily life.
      THE HUM OF HOLLAND ‘shows’ the Netherlands from an aural perspective, presenting a surprising and confronting portrait of a familiar landscape. A journey across a noisy country, examining its ambivalent relationship with silence.
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