A visually stunning and meaningful documentary by director Pieter-Rim de Kroon – a film that inhales and exhales along with the tides of the Wadden Sea as it explores the fragile relationship between man and nature. Silence of the Tides received the award for best feature length film at the Natourale Nature & Environment Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany and will be screened at DOK.fest Munich until May 23, 2021

For those who missed the screening, I would like to highly recommend a visit to the Silence of the Tides website – here you can find many film clips and additional information about the making of the documentary. The trailer below offers a little peek into the impressive piece of work.


Silence of the Tides is a cinematic tribute to the Wadden Sea, the world’s largest, and most varied, uninterrupted intertidal area, extending along the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. The film plays witness to the rough, yet fragile relationship between man and nature as it pulsates with the inhaling and exhaling of the tides. It’s a hypnotizing large screen look into the cycles and contrasts of the seasons: life and death, storm and silence, the masses and the individual. All set against a larger than life backdrop of sky, water, wind, mist and constantly changing light.

Photos: Screenshots taken from the trailer © Pieter-Rim de Kroon, Director & Windmill Film

Ingrid Ruegemer

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