Synopsis: 70mm Print! BARAKA, 1992, Magidson Films, 96 min. Dir. Ron Fricke. Inspired by the Sufi word meaning "breath of life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe (shot in 24 countries on five continents) from director-cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier KOYAANISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). A stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70mm images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking.
SAMSARA, 2011, Oscilloscope Pictures, 102 min. Filmed over a period of five years and shot in 25 countries, the new meditative documentary from BARAKA’s Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA encourages interpretations inspired by images and music that infuse the ancient with the modern.