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
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
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
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
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
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
Luxor, Temple Of Ramsis II
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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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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
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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

What would you say if someone told you to write an essay on this film? I simply do not understand the deep meaning behind this movie. Like other reviewers, I really enjoyed the voyage this film took me on. The filming techniques are incredible and very special care has been taken to produce such great quility. Every Future Shop in Canada should show this movie on the display floor! Stunning colour and detail.

"Baraka" has changed my life. Literally. It is in my opinion the best movie ever made. It influenced my thinking and believe about a higher power that might be called god?!
Ron Fricke and everyone who worked on the making of this unbelievable treasure.: Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. I try to watch this movie at least once a months. I tell people about it and they all are amazed.
It is love, pure, hope, wondering, hope, dedication, meditation--it simply the Best. The photography, the music and sound are out of this world. When I have problems in my life, I watch "Baraka," and I am rejevenated again.
Highly recommended buy.
Blessings & Light: Baraka.

I've just come from my first viewing of Baraka. I know I will go back for more. How can one NOT? This is the most amazing film I've ever seen in my life. What a treasure to the eyes it is! I am so grateful for and at the same time in awe of the filmmakers who made this incredible work of art. Words fail. See it, now!

Please accept my humble obeisances to you, please accept my deep respect, for putting the art of God in a movie.
with a crital side on the differnt places on the earth...its deffently the best movie I have ever seen. its a one big trip of meditation and everytime I watch it, tears are streaming out of my eyes. especially the scene with this homeless boy...the beautifull nature and all kinds of religions...I have no woords for it, so I will be quiet just like you are in the movie, with the Dead can dance music its all complete.

! Its not just me then. Baraka is the best film I have ever seen, touching and magical.

The world would be a better place if everyone saw this movie.

This article from Variety says that an upgraded DVD version and and HD-DVD version will be available by years end.

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=Cannes2007&jump=story&id=1061&ar...

...the act of God!

I wonder what would happen if every political leader of the world (and the wealthy leaders of large corporations) had the chance to watch this film on their own, a few times, on a rainy day, when there was nothing else to do. You can call me a dreamer, but I bet this tiny huge planet and it’s human race, would start moving towards real evolution. Because the concept of defeating and/or manipulating each other, is what perpetuates our barbaric aspects from the cave ages. Imagine if you were on a far planet looking back at Earth and seeing all this mess, between ourselves, it would look really stupid. This film is a major form of inspiration of how amazing this planet is and how, to be different, is not to be wrong. The one who thinks he is right and “they” are wrong, will keep fighting battles for eternity. Externally and internally.

After watching Baraka I have to say that it´s really impressive. I know that it tells you the story of the world and the human being and the images and photography combines perfectly to create emocions on you. But when I see the homeless on the street or the child asking for money and the way they are filmed I stop liking the movie. I know the film is atonishing but I think it shows terrible things like death, hunger, war, poverty in a poetic way, really well photograph. I don´t know, but I think it not right to show the most terrible things in the world in a so well phograph way. That is because I see the movie in a moral sense. Sometimes I think the movie is manipulating me as a viewer to cry, feel ebarassed for what I see. I think sometimes it´tricky.
Sometimes I think their authors care more about a beautiful image than to tell the story or make a coment about its reality.
Have you thought it that way?

You have ver y well made your point . It does glamourous it if you dont put in context it seems to me that it is sort of juxtipose . Almost like epic scenes , it has layers and you got to the next one but the fact that you find it disturbing is only showing how we veiw things. However been a philosophy student i am open to been wrong!

It is such a superficial kich film that is dengerous for brain! It is sudactive like Leni Rifenstal. It smells of fashizam masked in multiriglious and multinational pictuer.

I had first heard of Baraka a long time ago and I really wanted to see this film (I love nature and Dead can Dance music) but I couldn't find it here in Greece. Recently I finally found it and I saw it one night alone at home, while smoking some (really strong) pot... It was truly an amazing experience... I have no words...

I think this film is amazing; it displays the balance between the wonders of humanity and the destructive power of greed. It frustrates me that most people I've showed it to don't want to watch it all the way through. Most people are content to censor their own little worlds from the wrong doing of others and only involve themselves in things which immediately enhance their own lives. We've still got our eyes closed as to what's around us and our potential as a gifted race.

i don't like the movie

Personally I didn't like this movie, we watched it in english, and I have to say I found it very hard to focus on. It is not a movie I would watch again or recommend.

i've seen baraka once in the TV and i'm doing everything to find and wath it again. unfortunately i'm in a 3rd world country. i admire people like Ron Fricke.

I'm a high school history teacher working at an inner city school with a mainly African-American and Latino student body. I loved Baraka when I first saw it, but was hesitant to show it to my high school students. The film has no plot and my students are used to fast paced action movies. I went out on a limb and was blown away by the response. Almost every single one of them loved it. It made many want to travel around the world. Thank you.

I love this documentary but what i do miss about it are nametags - i see places and people but i do not what im look at and im just guessing where it could be from - this is a huge disadvantage!!!

What I especially love about this film is that it allows the viewers to draw their own conclusions about the world around them. I do not need to understand everything I see. It is enough to know and accept that the world, its inhabitants and MOST of its activities are beautiful. I would be more than happy to buy and send a copy to Farzin Firouzi from Iran since it cannot be found there.

To all those who have only recently found BARAKA - watch the tryptich/trilogy of Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi/Naqoyquatsi - even if without the Phillip Glass soundtrack. Perhaps something of your own, whether your own is music you created, or just music that makes you think.

For me, I need that slice of humble pie every three months or so, just to stay grounded.

It is good.

Enjoy

Thanks for the good page about excellent film!
In Ukraine (contry of the former USSR) we really like this grate movie.

Beside the fact that no titles are in the movies about the location, most of them are very well known to those who realy study and are instereted about the world. The are people that dont know the locations filmed here and i think Ron made it also with the aim to let us know how little we know about thee world it self and how little we know about the nations, religions on this planet. Baraka is also about the non-existence of the political borders that actualy divide us. In present world when everything is dominated by politicaly-manouvred media propaganda, movies like this are, as Ron itself said, necessary. And it is realy necessary! We must free our mind, turn off the tv and dedicate our self to simple things. Is not easy, but at least movies like Baraka cna help us in our inner peace. oh... Im sorry for my bad writing. Alex

As a photographer, wannabe artist, but mostly as human, this film had a deep impact on me. I have no words.

Baraka is the best film I have seen in my life.!!!!!

You can only "attempt" to explain Baraka to others, but the experience for each viewer is unique.

It's not your usual Hollywood blockbuster filled with sex, profanity and explosion. However, this movie is absolutely powerful and moving.

You probably either LOVE it or thinks it's boring.

Hi,

Just amazing places and amazing film!! Some of them I had a luck to visit...
I am just wandering how it was n Mecca to take video shots?
As I heard you cannot go inside if you are not a muslim.

Thanks!

Jasmina

I believe the team got special permission to film at Mecca, even though they are not Muslims. The scenes are beautiful and I think it is one of the few chances we get to see of the amazing pilgrimage.

Please...Please...Please...Make an HD Version (Preferably, Blu-ray.)

Hi everybody!
I really enjoyed the film and what I wanted to write was that Baraka can be found in Iran too! I was really annoyed when I saw Oaiku's comment because we saw this film at school at our writing class in IRAN in Tehran last week! ( to Oaiku) So, I don't think that your friend, Farzin Firouzi needs that copy!
Keep it for yourself!

Baraka was B-E-A-utiful!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know if there are 16mm prints of BARAKA available?

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