Baraka is my favourite of the films. I love the choice of locations and the way they are presented. The 70mm film gives a lovelly warm feel to the film. If one has travelled to any of the locations featured in Baraka one understands how well the location is captured on film. I understand that the crew had to carry over 60 pieces of equipment to shoot. When one considers the remoteness of many of the locations, I am amazed that they where able to visit so many locations and capture each one so well. The teams determination and commitment to the project is incredible. My favourite sections are - The Kecak Dance in Bali - The monks - Angkor Wat - The tribes - The factory scenes - New York City (the breathing scene) - The Terracotta Warriors - The solar eclipse Baraka gives me enormous pleasure everytime I watch it. It also inspires me to travel more, and to more remote locations. I hope Samsara offers more of the same. Thanks to everyone involved in making Baraka. What do you like about Baraka, post your views in this topic.
I don't know how I got to know about it, but I know that this film changed me, impressed me and that was the reason when I presented this film at my master studies on Cultures and Civilizations in Bucharest, Romania. After that, at some practical seminars, we actually named our project Baraka. I convinced them about the beauty, the complexity, the non-verbal type, the sound, the eclipse, but they didn't believe me... Nevertheless, I am confident they will not forget!
Cheers from Otilia Octavia, in Bucharest.
I love all the works of all the great hearts working in this field... especially RON FRICKE and his team.. Very good job and they have to know they have here at least one friend.
Good day! I'm crazy about "Baraka", and I want to know what is the place shown in 01:25:20 place?!!!! I want be there!!!!