The precursor to Samsara (which showed at QFT in September), 1992's Baraka is a similiarly structured, breathtaking kaleidoscopic view of humanity in all its diversity.
Originally shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka brought together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls "a guided mediation on humanity." It was a shoot of unprecedented technical, logistical and bureaucratic scope that would take 30 months to complete, including 14 months on location, with a custom-built computerized 65mm camera.
"The goal of the ﬁlm," says producer Mark Magidson, "was to reach past language. nationality, religion and politics and speak to the inner viewer."
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