Baraka

Last updated by Darren on 30 September 2011

Baraka cover from Blu Ray

Baraka is an incredible nonverbal film containing images of 24 countries from 6 continents, created by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with music from Michael Stearns and others. The film has no plot, contains no actors and has no script.  Instead, high quality 70mm images show some of the best, and worse, parts of nature and human life.  Timelapse is used heavily to show everyday life from a different perspective.  Baraka is often considered a spiritual film.

Baraka is now available on Blu Ray DVD

Baraka Blu Ray

Baraka has finally got a Blu Ray transfer, allowing the film to be seen in the quality that it was intended.

A unique 8K ultradigital transfer system was developed especially for Baraka to capture it to Blu Ray.

The new release includes 80 minutes of new bonus features.

The disc comes in 100% recycled material.

Order on Amazon.com for just $15.98, and Amazon.co.uk for just £12.98.

Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as "a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds."  For many people Baraka is the definitive film in this style. Breathtaking shots from around the world show the beauty and destruction of nature and humans. Coupled with an incredible soundtrack including on site recordings of The Monks Of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.

Baraka is evidence of a huge global project fueled by a personal passion for the world and visual art. Working on a reported US$4 million budget, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with a three-person crew, swept through 24 countries in 14 months to make this stunning film.

One of the very last films shot in the expensive TODD-AO 70mm format, Ron Fricke developed a computer-controlled camera for the incredible time-lapse shots, including New York's Park Avenue rush hour traffic and the crowded Tokyo subway platforms.

Some people find the lack of context in Baraka occasionally frustrating, not knowing where a section was filmed, or the meaning of the ritual taking place. However, the DVD version includes a short behind-the-scenes featurette in which cinematographer Ron Fricke explains that the effect was intentional. "It's not where you are that's important, it's what's there."

The DVD also includes behind the scenes footage, including scenes of the grueling shoot at Ayer's Rock in Australia, when a plague of flies of Biblical proportions made it impossible to film until they rigged up a vacuum to suck the bugs away from the lens.

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Overview

For me Baraka is the pinnacle of these films. The quality of the cinematography is outstanding. Shots flip from solitary Monks to crowded streets from great temples to images of war firing a hundred and one thoughts in your mind that you never complete. 

Baraka is not just about what you are seeing, It is also about how it is presented. Shots of monks will make you grab your backpack and head for Asia as soon as the film finishes, but you never make it as the shots of post war Kuwait and the refuse dumps of Calcutta remind you that us humans are far from perfect.  The decision to use the Todd-70mm format film could never have been easy. The extra cost and work is clearly worth it though, it leaves its mark against all of the other films.

Images

Tibetan monastery
Tibetan monastery
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Himalayan Mountains
Himalayan Mountains
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Mt. Everest, North Face
Mt. Everest, North Face
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the light & darkness of mankind
Kathmandu, Durbar square
Kathmandu, Durbar square
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Pashupatinath, Katmandu, Nepal
Patan, Nepal
Patan, Nepal
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A yogi in India
A yogi in India
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Hebrew Sidor
Hebrew Sidor
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Wailing wall, Israel
Wailing wall, Israel
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The Whirling Dervishes
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Mausoleum, Iran
Mausoleum, Iran
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Esfahan
Esfahan
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Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
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Peace, wisdom
Peace, wisdom
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Tokyo, Japan, the rush hour
Tokyo, Japan, the rush hour
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calm before the storm
calm before the storm
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Big Sur, California
Big Sur, California
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Terraces Field in Indonesia
Terraces Field in Indonesia
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Rice Fields outside Ubud, Bali
Angkor, Cambodia
Angkor, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Prambanan Temple
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Borobodur, Java, Indonesia
Borobodur, Java, Indonesia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Borobodur, Java, Indonesia
Borobodur, Java, Indonesia
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Prambanan, Java, Indonesia
Prambanan, Java, Indonesia
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Kecak Dance, Bali
Kecak Dance, Bali
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Kecak Dance, Bali
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Kecak Dance, Bali
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Kecak Dance, Bali
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Kecak Dance, Bali
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Bromo caldera Java
Bromo caldera Java
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Mt Bromo, Java, Indonesia
Mt Bromo, Java, Indonesia
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Volcanoes in Hawaii
Volcanoes in Hawaii
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haleakala, maui
haleakala, maui
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Dead tree
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Solar eclipse
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Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands
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Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Aborigine, Australia
Aborigine, Australia
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Kayapo tribe, Brazil
Kayapo tribe, Brazil
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Yanomami Tribe
Yanomami Tribe
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Ghana, Africa: Ashanti Tribe
Ghana, Africa: Ashanti Tribe
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yanomami tribe ,BRAZIL
yanomami tribe ,BRAZIL
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wristwatch metaphor?
wristwatch metaphor?
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
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A herd of Impalas in Kenya.
A herd of Impalas in Kenya.
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RainForest, Brazil
RainForest, Brazil
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Brazillian Rain Forest
Brazillian Rain Forest
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Chuquicamata, chile
Chuquicamata, chile
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Amazon tribe in Brazil
Amazon tribe in Brazil
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slumses in Brazil
slumses in Brazil
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Favela in Rio, Brazil
Favela in Rio, Brazil
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Brazil
Brazil
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Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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picture of Jesus
picture of Jesus
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Japan
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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New York City
New York City
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Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station
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Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station
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Shinjuku Rail Station, Tokyo
Shinjuku Rail Station, Tokyo
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JVC FACTORY...
JVC FACTORY...
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WTC north tower
WTC north tower
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chicks
chicks
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Japanese subway station
Japanese subway station
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Poultry Farm
Poultry Farm
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Park Ave. NYC
Park Ave. NYC
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Yemen
Yemen
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Untouchables in Calcutta
Untouchables in Calcutta
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Av. São João, São Paulo
Av. São João, São Paulo
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Midtown, Sao Pulo, Brazil.
Midtown, Sao Pulo, Brazil.
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Vietnam
Vietnam
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Vietnam
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Ecuator
Ecuator
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Prostitute in Ecuator
Prostitute in Ecuator
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Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
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Highway 80 Kuwait...not Iraq
Highway 80 Kuwait...not Iraq
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Iraq
Iraq
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Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
Kuwaiti, Iraq: oil fire
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torture room. S21 bottom floor
Killing Fields, Cambodia.
Killing Fields, Cambodia.
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This is not the Philippines
This is not the Philippines
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Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
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Xian, China: Taracotta Army
Xian, China: Taracotta Army
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Persepolis, Iran
Persepolis, Iran
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Egypt
Egypt
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Luxor, Temple Of Ramsis II
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Ta Prohm (Angkor), Cambodia
Ta Prohm (Angkor), Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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India, Ganges river
India, Ganges river
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The gaths of Varanasi, India
The gaths of Varanasi, India
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Varanasi/Uttar pradesh India
Varanasi/Uttar pradesh India
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India, Ganges river
India, Ganges river
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Ganges river temple, India
Ganges river temple, India
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Varanasi (Benares)
Varanasi (Benares)
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fakir !???
fakir !???
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Solor ecplise
Solor ecplise
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Ryoan-Ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Ryoan-Ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
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Maasai Mara, Kenya
Maasai Mara, Kenya
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Total eclipse of the Sun
Total eclipse of the Sun
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dance of Dervishes
dance of Dervishes
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greek orthodox church
greek orthodox church
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A girl from Mashad,Iran
A girl from Mashad,Iran
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The Ka
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Mecca
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st Peter church Rome Italy
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Church of the Holy Sepulture
Church of the Holy Sepulture
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Interviews

Here are some great interviews with the film makers.  Taken from the DVD extras.

 

Visual images include...

Tibetan monks, Orthodox Jews, Whirling Dervishes, a solar eclipse, Buddhist monks, African tribal rituals, Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, rain forests, Ayers Rock, Big Sur country, Hawaiian volcanoes, Brazilian slums, time-lapse footage of car and pedestrian traffic, post-Persian Gulf War shots of Kuwait's burning oil fields, burning-of-the-dead ceremonies on the Ganges, refuse dumps of Calcutta, Auschwitz, Egyptian Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Mount Everest, Tuol Sleng in Cambodia, Indonesian factory workers.

Soundtrack

Baraka has a stunning and varied soundtrack.  Primarily composed by Michael Stearns, but also including contributions from many other artists and performers.  Buy the soundtrack here.

The Book

'Baraka a visual journal' is a book containing 58 original still photographs taken by Mark Magidson during the journey that created the film. Buy the book here. The images vary greatly with content and style, from Black and white to colour, from letter box to full page. The book contains passages where Magidson describes the film and its meaning. It also has 36 small shots, with descriptions showing the people and equipment that made the film. I would strongly recommend the book to anyone who has a passion for the film. It is very nicely printed on Monadnock Dulcet and bound in Asahi Cloth, produced by St. Anne's Press.

Samsara - the sequel

Ron Fricke is working on a sequel to Baraka entitled Samsara.

Credits

Directed and filmed by Ron Fricke.

Produced by Mark Magidson.

Edited by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson and David Aubrey.

Production supervised by Alton Walpole.

Music by Michael Stearns, Dead Can Dance, David Hykes/The Harmonic Choir, Somet Satoh, Anugama & Sebastiano, Kohachiro Miyata, Inkuyo, L. Subramaniam, Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Rustavi Choir, Ciro Hurtado, Brother.

Read the complete credits and awards

Filming locations

  • Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Centre, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Ahmadi, Kuwait| American Express Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Angkor Thom, Cambodia
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Angkor, Cambodia
  • Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, USA
  • Auschwitz, Poland
  • Australia
  • Auytthaya Province, Thailand
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Bang Pa-ln, Thailand
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Barrio Mapasingue, Ecuador
  • Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Bayon, Cambodia
  • Beijing, China
  • Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Big Sur, California, USA
  • Bodnath, Nepal
  • Borobudur, Indonesia
  • Burgan Field, Kuwait
  • Bytom, Poland
  • Caiapó Village, Pará, Brazil
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Calcutta, West Bengal, India
  • Caldad Blanca Cementerio, Ecuador
  • Candi Nandi, Indonesia
  • Candi Perwara, Indonesia
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Arizona, USA
  • Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah, USA
  • Carajás Animal Reserve, Pará, Brazil
  • Cathedral, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France
  • Cathedral, Reims, Marne, France
  • Central Australia, Australia
  • Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel
  • City of the Dead, Egypt
  • Cocinda, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Durbar Square, Nepal
  • Emam Mosque, Iran
  • Empire State Building - 350 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Galata Mevlevi Temple, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ganges River, India
  • General De Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Ghats, India
  • Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Great Hall of the People, China
  • Green Plaza Capsule Hotel, Japan
  • Greenhaven Correctional Facility, Greenhaven, New York, USA
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Haleakalä National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA
  • Hanuman Ghat, Nepal
  • Helmsley Building - 250 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Himalayas, Nepal
  • Hokke-Ji Temple, Japan
  • Iguazú waterfalls, Argentina
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Isfahan, Iran
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • JR Shinjuku Station, Japan
  • JVE Yokosuka Factory, Japan
  • Jadarta-Istigial Mosque, Indonesia
  • Jahra Road - Mitla Ridge, Kuwait
  • Java, Indonesia
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jim Jim Falls, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Jogjakarta-Prambanan, Indonesia
  • Kailashnath Temple, India
  • Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Kasunanan Palace, Indonesia| Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kediri Tabanan, Indonesia
  • Kediri-Gudang Gama Cigarette Factory, Indonesia
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, USA
  • Kona, Hawai`i, Hawaii, USA
  • Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • Kunwarde Hwarde Valley, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Lake Magadi, Kenya
  • Lake Natron, Tanzania
  • Li River, China
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • Mancan Padi, Indonesia
  • Mara Kichwan Tembo Manyatta, Kenya
  • Mara Rianta Manyatta, Kenya
  • Massai Mara, Kenya
  • Maui, Hawaii, USA
  • Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Meiji Shrine, Japan
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA
  • Mount Everest, Nepal
  • Mount Tramserku, Nepal
  • Mt. Bromo Valley, Indonesia
  • NMB Factory, Thailand
  • Nagano Springs, Japan
  • Nara, Japan
  • National Museum of India, New Delhi, India
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Nittaku, Japan
  • Northern Territory, Australia
  • Oakland, California, USA
  • Pasupati, Nepal| Patpong, Thailand
  • Peabody Coal Mine, Black Mesa, Arizona, USA
  • Persepolis, Iran
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
  • Presh Khan, Cambodia
  • Pu`u`ö`ö, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai`i, Hawaii, USA
  • Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
  • Qin Shi Huang, China
  • Quilin, China
  • Ramasseum, Egypt
  • Reims, Marne, France
  • Represa Samuel/Dam & Lake, Rondônia, Brazil
  • Rio Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ryoan-Ji Temple, Japan
  • Sangho-Ji Temple, Japan
  • Shahcherach Mosque, Iran
  • Shiprock, New Mexico, USA
  • Shiraz, Iran
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Soi Cowboy, Thailand
  • Sonsam Kosal Killing Fields, Cambodia
  • Sormville, New York, USA
  • St. Peter Basilica, Vatican City
  • Swayambhu, Nepal
  • São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Ta Proum, Cambodia
  • Tampak Siring, Indonesia
  • Tegal Allang, Indonesia
  • Temple Gunung Kawi, Indonesia
  • Temple of Karnak, Egypt
  • Temple of Luxor, Egypt
  • Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China
  • Tiwi Tribe, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomoe Shizung & Hakutobo, Japan
  • Tonle Omm Gate, Cambodia
  • Tuol Sleng Museum, Cambodia
  • Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Uluru National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Uluwatu, Indonesia
  • Vandharajan Temple, Varanasi, India
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Vatican City
  • Wat Arun, Thailand
  • Wat Suthat, Thailand
  • Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel
  • White House, Arizona, USA
  • World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Xi'an, China
  • Yamanouchi-Machi Town Office, Japan
  • Yellow Water, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Zoujou-Ji Temple, Japan

LOVED THIS FILM SO MUCH! MIND-BLOWING, INSPIRATIONAL, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS UNEXPLAINABLE!

Hello Darren & friends, just got the BARAKA blu ray, and it's... beyond words! The first time I saw this movie was when it came out in Paris in 1992. At this time, I didn't have the same spiritual opening as today. And now it really speaks to me, deeply. This movie is more than a movie, it's a personnal experience, and a source of inspiration for creation (as a young director), it's really a proof cinema is to be reinvented, and art is about beauty, we have to find many ways to show the beauty of humanity and our planet. I like the fact that religion in the movie is shown with respect ans as many part of something bigger. Thank you Darren for celebrating this! And... would it be possible to have here a trailer in good quality, to share with friends? Thanx, Pk

Indeed. Baraka is an extraordinary film. Love the soundtrack too!

This movie was outstanding. I found it hard to focus on at first when I watched it at first but later on in the movie, I really understood it and really liked it. Especially how the movie showed so many peaceful shots of nature. I really enjoyed it. I think a lot of people should watch this movie and it should be much more heard because I hasn't heard of this movie before I watched it in class. I really liked it and especially how the main message of the movie in my opinion was how everyone is equal-no one is superior than another person. I really recommend this movie of you haven't watched it yet.

Simply amazing, mesmirizing, inspirational.

There's not much else I can say because that sums it up.

I viewed this film as part of a Nature Writers course. I was in complete awe through the entire viewing. The images were heart wrenching at times, but also enlightening. To view the world through the director's eyes was an experience I will never forget. The images are still vivid in my mind. I recommend this film to anyone, even though I could never explain the emotions I felt while watching. It is one to be viewed at least once by everyone. Whether you love it or hate it, it still should be seen. I commend the director on his excellent portrayal of nature + nature, nature + human, and human + human interaction.

September 16th. 730pm. 70mm print. Egyptian Theatre. Hollywood, CA.

Really must buy a High Definition TV.

i first watched baraka in english as a possible text we could have to related to as beening "distinctivly visual", and i was left speechless. as a teenager i find that most people my age are ignorant and oblivious to how amazing life and nature really is. and it personally makes me angry to see technogly dominating peoples lives and how destructive it can be. i loved the film, and i feel like the word love is way to over used but if there was a word that could describe how i felt about this film id use it, maybe ill make my own word up. most the people in my class fell asleep or chattered about irrelvant things, this just shows how distant and away we are from one another, as a result of technology, and many more factors. we all have to take one day at a time, and appriciate the things that really matter, and try to change the problems in the world eg poverty, war. we need to work together, and respect one another. thanks fricke for helping open my eyes. coming from australia and reading all the comments im so glad that people all over the world have viewed this gift.

Any idea how best to contact the rights holders of Baraka. I may want to use some of the images for a short film

Please advise.

I have forwarded your message to the copyright holders Ray.

Cheers

Darren

I have been a fan of Baraka since I first came across it in 1994. It still stirs something magical to this day.

I am interested in finding out how to show it to other people especially through the new audio visual theatre just built in our town. It would be a one night experience. I am wondering how I could go about it and where I get the relevant Permission to show this masterpiece to people how have never experienced it.
If you could guide me in the right direction that would be fantastic.

Keep up the great work.

Love and Light
Snowdog

Hi Snowdog

I have sent your message to the controllers of Baraka.
You will hear from them shortly.

Cheers

Darren

Baraka is amazing, thanks for bringing it to us.

really amazing...............................

If you slept the whole thing, how do you know it was bad?? Just curious...

Really enjoy what you wrote, because there is so much truth in it!
You see, the point is that if this wonderful movie made with a 4 million $ budget???, and obviously great passion behind, gives an apparently "universal" picture of the world we live, i still have doubts that the brains that conceived, made and distribute it are really universal in understanding and sharing cultures and feelings of different human beings and living creatures.
Western people have been programmed to see the world through Aristotelian logic, Euclidean geometry etc,etc... And this neurological program guide the way one look at things, and of course that just like in any culture, in the world.
Most fortunately we are spared talks and comments by a narrator. Yet there is a huge, vast journey before we see movies that can speak to everyone's heart. And i am not sure that the very medium of cinema can reach that, since it is so complicate. Storytellers were more simple, no?
In other words, Baraka looks surprising, spectacular and grandiose, yet one might expect to find a more subtle understanding and compassion. Maybe the next...

The Blu Ray transfer is simply amazing and is a benchmark title in terms of picture quality .It has to be seen to be believed.

It's an amazing film.Thanks to all those who made this wonderful film and all those involved in the stunning restoration.You did a fantastic job guys.

Baraka is an amazing movie. Since the day I first saw Baraka it has changed the way I think about other people, especially the people living in other countries.

Thank you for expressing your art form. Yes I believe that it communicates a lot, and that is not an understatement by any means. I hear and feel the universal language being quietly spoken. It is something that past, present and future; the brothers and sisters who partake in a common universal system of spirituality, they get it. They know exactly what is going on. And as the seasons change, they continue to pray and help...

Thank you. I look forward to meeting you one day.

-Richard Ramos
The Fitness Monk
www.thefitnessmonk.com

this has got to be the best movie i have ever seen in my life.. being a landscape design student, this is a great and my main source of inspiration!! i can never come up with a design idea and concept without the movie running in the background. definately a master piece.. and i was thrilled to find this site, i can actually have a copy of the pictures.. next mission, to buy the book :)

This film was amazing. When I first began watching it I was waiting for a narrator. After I realized the entire film was created with the purpose of only using music I was blown away. Since I am a geography teacher, I must find a way to incorporate this film into my curriculum. The students can learn sooooooo much.

great movie

I had the pleasure of seeing Koyaanisqatsi 1 yr ago on Showtime, didn't know it existed, my little brother said he saw it in the 80's at the IMAX in Spokane WA when he was a kid so, when I rented Baraka I was ever more moved by the visual art and most of the the cultural humanity of it
I can't wait til the other movie is finished! Thanks Ron Fricke for the visuals it makes me more appriciative of having sight.....

My way of living....and to encounter the images of my own encounter directly on screen does vitalize not only my memory, but it gives my friends, family and everyone around me automatic an understanding of the beautifull things in life. Without words because they are mostly to much, without a smell becuase it does create new ones right before you eyes.

Thank you for Baraka and for all the other collections of movies that are giving a lot of people a view of the real world, without comment.

I'm im you footsteps wherever you go !

Hi
Actually I had a question...
Does the word Baraka has any relation with the expression "BARAKA BASHAD" in ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, Which means "MAY THE BLESSINGS BE"?
I'd be happy to know that or the meaning of it....
Thanx
Baraka Bashad...

...some thing in life are best expressed when silence prevails...this is why i can not comment on this movie...

Congratulations Mr. Ron Fricke, for this amazing film called Baraka.
I have show it to all my friends, and we love it, the high speed images, the nature, and all monuments arround the world. It´s simply wonderful.
Let all the world see what the man kind can do for this planet, let´s stay together and try to make it a better world. Long live for the Spirit of Baraka!

Great movie

Wow!
I have been a huge fan of Baraka since I first saw it in a theater many years ago.
I have never experienced anything cinematic to equal it. It is amazing. I have seen it many times since, and own the soundrack. Each time I've seen it, I find a deeper cohesion . The beauty is beyond belief as is the insanity and cruelty. Its a total gem! An inspiration and a warning.

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