Baraka

Baraka (1992) is a Todd-AO (70 mm) non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke, cinematographer for Koyaanisqatsi, the first of the Qatsi films by Godfrey Reggio. Often compared to Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka’s subject matter has some similarities—including footage of various landscapes, churches, ruins, religious ceremonies, and cities thrumming with life, filmed using time-lapse photography in order to capture the great pulse of humanity as it flocks and swarms in daily activity.” …..

Interesting.

I was very impressed with the numerous locations: Egypt,   Kenya , Tanzania, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Poland, France, Vatican!
I wanted to copy the exact locations but it would take a long long long space.

I wish I could have the opportunity to do something similar. I feel that such work is life enriching in numerous dimensions. It opens out “lenses” on people, life, history and tradition.

For more info on this movie and other documentaries, I advise you to check out this website: http://www.spiritofbaraka.com

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