The Spirit of Baraka is a reference site that celebrates films such as Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi and the people who made the films.

The web site has no official connection with any of the films listed.

It serves as a reference to the films and their creators.


In 1998, whilst living in Perth in Australia, a friend of mine suggested that I go with him to the Leederville Theatre to watch a film called Koyaanisqatsi.  I was intrigued by my friend's description of the film, but knew nothing of what to expect.

Whilst watching the long opening scene of the film, which is of the burning base of a space rocket during take off, I was not sure whether this was my kind of film.  However, as the film continued, evolving into the many scenes that make the film so powerful, I became sucked into the film.

By the end of the film I was engrossed, and wanted more.
My friend told me of Baraka, which we later watched on VHS.

Upon my return to the UK, where I live, I started to research the films.  At the time information was very difficult to find.  In 2001, as my findings increased I decided to create a web site to share the information and to celebrate the films. 


The web site currently contains details of any films that fit into the genre that the site celebrates.  Some of the films idea's vary greatly, but all of the films share the same underlying theme.  There are no actors, scripts or plots.  Every image is from the real world.


The site will continue to grow, including any films, old or new, that are bought to my attention. 


Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

for a long while I am searching for a movie similar to Baraka.

The only two scenes of which I remember are the following:
- the first scene was with elephants and children playing with them;
- the second scene, almost at the end of the movie, was recorder under water, where the camera was pointed to the sun, and a woman and a man were swiming around the sun, which was at the center of the screen.

Unfortunately I have no further information.

Thank's in advance.

Kind Regards

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Excellent page. It's good to have complete information about all these films on one web site.

thank you for the site. keep updating and it would be good to add some Kurosawa's Dreams images. thanks again!

G'day Dazza,

It has been a while. Thank you for still considering me a friend as I consider you.

I have just finished watching Baraka for the umpteenth time and wondered if SpiritOfBaraka still existed and lo and behold it is going stronger than ever. Congratulations!

I won't say much more here in case it is posted straight to the website.

The contact details you have for me are still current.

Good work,


You had a nice idea! I have just discovered this website and now I'm gonna put it in my favourites. Thanks!

Hi there - just wanted to let you know that I saw the new 1 Giant Leap film the other day "What About Me ?" - check it out online - would highly recommend having a watch !

Have you seen the Zeitgeist movies ? there's a new one Zeitgeist Addendum just out - again worth a watch and possibly worth adding to your site.

Any news on how the Baraka team are getting on with Samsara ?

kind regards

Ben Christie

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