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Director and cinematographer Ron Fricke (Baraka) returns after twenty years with this globe-trotting, visually breathtaking documentary meditation on the connections between humanity and nature.
Nearly two decades after the release of his entrancing last film, Baraka, acclaimed director and cinematographer Ron Fricke returns with this visually breathtaking cinematic meditation on the connections between humanity and nature. Filmed for over four years and in more than twenty countries, Samsara transports us through sacred grounds, disaster sites, industrialized zones and natural wonders, from Buddhist monks creating a mandala to the surrealist wreckage of houses after Hurricane Katrina, the testing of lifelike robots alongside their human counterparts, group exercises in a prison, garbage pickers in an endless horizon of trash and Muslim pilgrims circling around the tomb at Mecca. For filmgoers who cherished the revelations of Baraka almost twenty years ago, Samsara proves to be well worth the wait.