The Silent Quake

Since 1992, the Province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands has been hit by over 1000 earthquakes due to gas extraction. This has lead to 100,000 claims Albert and Annemarie and their daugters Zara and Annemijn live in a farm in the heart of the earthquake zone. In and around their farm director Piet Hein van der Hoek installed dozens of cameras to record the quakes. It supplied 200000 hours of video material. After the family bought their dreamfarm a big earthquake damaged their shelter very serious. They try to get compensation from Shell/ExxonMobil but it will be a long fight. Can the monumental farm from 1839 thereby preserving for future generations? And there's always fear: 'That in the night you suddenly wake up and thinks there is a quake comes, that in your neighborhood just a farm collapses and that you do not know or your kids safe in their schoolbuilding. The daily conversations go only talking about the quakes, the damage and Shell/ExxonMobil: the quakes go your whole life, that is the worst. The earth will tremble and the consequences for the moment still continue piling on. The fight with Shell/ExxonMobil about the damages and the inability to stop the damage to make the future even more uncertain. They live daily with the uncertainty about the most basic of existence: solid ground under their feet and a roof over your head. About this silent earthquake, the quake in the lives of the 10.000 people is the film 'the Silent Quake'.

Running Time
1 hours 15 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Piet Hein van der Hoek
Writer
Tamara Vuurmans
Country
Netherlands
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Silent Quake» (23)

Lawrence Marshall avatar
Lawrence Marshall

I left to the theater opening day to see this movie with high expectations and believe it or not, it exceeded them.

Donald R. avatar
Donald R.

I want to point out that the movie might have been long but I enjoyed every second of the movie and it was not a drag at all. There is no other way that would have made a perfect movie like this better.

Robert F. avatar
Robert F.

I ENJOYED THIS MOVIE INCREDIBLY.

Carolyn Little avatar
Carolyn Little

This was very entertaining, from start to finish, if you like Documentary movies.

Sara C. avatar
Sara C.

Very well written, balanced, and just an amazing film.

Nancy avatar
Nancy

One of my top 5 movies of all time. Loved it.

Heather avatar
Heather

Excellent cast and writing.

Jesse Harrison avatar
Jesse Harrison

A few scenes that didn't care for but hard to find good movies these days.