Around the World With ‘Samsara’ (2011 film)

Samsara is a 2011 non-verbal documentary film, directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, who also collaborated on Baraka (1992), a film of a similar vein. Samsara was filmed over five years in 25 countries around the world. It was shot in 70 mm format and output to digital format. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and received a limited release in August 2012.

The official website describes the film, “Expanding on the themes they developed in Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985), Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life”.



Image                       Salt Pan in Namibia

Image                       Factory Workers in China

Image                       Mono Lake

Image                        Mursi Tribe Girl

Image                       Sulfur Mining in Indonesia

Image                        Sulfur Mining in Indonesia

Image                      Eye-opening: These three girls are doing the Balinese dance, an ancient tradition incorporating hand movements and elaborate facial expression

Image                       Hundreds of students demonstrate their moves at the Tagou Wushu Academy in Zhengzhou, China.

Image                        Meticulous: Young monks observed the more seasoned making a Sand Mandala in Ladakh, India.






Samsara Official Trailer:





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