Filmed across six continents, Baraka (Sufi for ‘breath of life’ or ‘blessing’) is a composition of breathtakingly beautiful (and wordless) scenes comprising, in the words of director Ron Fricke, ‘a guided meditation on humanity.’
This cinematic tableau of earthly phenomena features, for instance, scenes of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Ryoan-Ji Temple of Kyoto, Tanzania’s Lake Natron, the burning oil fields of Kuwait, an active volcano, Masai celebrations and chanting monks. Music composed by Michael Stearns.
USA | 1992 | 96 mins
One screening only.