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)

William Castillo avatar
William Castillo

Piet Hein van der Hoek is a director I've never paid close attention to before, but after watching this movie, my eyes are now open. I was quite impressed with how serious this man took on the challenge.

Mildred Gomez avatar
Mildred Gomez

great from start to finish

William avatar
William

Freaking awesome… is the adjective which I choose to type the first word of this review. As I left the theater I was not only spellbound, but I was also sulking about the fact that the movie had ended.

Kenneth avatar
Kenneth

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Susan Williamson avatar
Susan Williamson

Engrossing, Epic, Emotional. Those are the three E's that define this movie.

Theresa S. avatar
Theresa S.

Hoo-wee! Where to start! Well written and directed, good actors choice.

Lori avatar
Lori

Easy to watch, interesting story line. Great cinematography.

Catherine avatar
Catherine

Yes...GOD YES! All of the actors were phenomenal, and the writing and pacing was perfect.

Adam avatar
Adam

Really good Documentary movie! Great story, very entertaining. Just watch it. Cheers!

Walter Cook avatar
Walter Cook

A truly brilliant story, filmed in a truly brilliant fashion with truly brilliant acting by esp.

Shirley Freeman avatar
Shirley Freeman

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

Jason Brewer avatar
Jason Brewer

This is possibly one of the only perfect films I have ever seen. It is absolutely confident in every way, something which is extremely refreshing