EN - In Silent Visitors, Ayumi, Doitehu and Mike all share the same passion for haikyo. Their visits to these contemporary ruins reveal some aspects of their unique personalities, and at the same time, shines a subdued light on a post-tsunami Japanese society.

FR - Silent Visitors dresse le portrait de plusieurs personnes pour lesquelles les lieux japonais abandonnés ont une place essentielle dans leur vie. Ayumi, Doitehu et Mike partagent la même passion pour haikyo. Leurs visites de ces ruines contemporaines révèlent des aspects de leur propre personnalité et par la même occasion lèvent le voile sur la société japonaise de l'après-tsunami.


Title Silent Visitors
Original title Silent Visitors
Original language Japanese, English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2012


Photography Emmanuel Gras
Editing Bram Van Paesschen
Sound Manuel Vidal

Technical specs

Running time film 64'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Silent Visitors wins Best Film

Jeroen Van der Stock’s Silent Visitors won Best Film at the 12th L'iselp Festival of Films on Art in Brussels. The Award comes with a cash prize of € 1,750. The film had its premiere end of last year at CPH:DOX in Denmark and went on to screen at the Jean Rouch International Film Festival in France.

Still of Van der Stock's Silent VisitorsIn Silent Visitors a number of people are portrayed for whom Japanese abandoned sites have become an essential part of their lives. Ayumi, Doitehu and Mike all share the same passion for haikyo. Their visits of these contemporary ruins reveal some parts of their unique personalities and at the same time shine a subdued light on post-tsunami Japanese society.

Published on Friday 4 January 2013

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Director Jeroen Van der Stock
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Jeroen Van der Stock

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