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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Buddist Monk, Swayambu, Nepal
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
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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Kecak Dance, Bali
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Kecak Dance, Bali
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
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
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
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
Mecca
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st Peter church Rome Italy
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

Hands down the most beautiful film I've ever seen. I teach a world religions class to high school seniors and I show this film every year in class--they love it. I cannot wait to see Samsara!

I agree that this is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. It is in a category of its own.

what a experience!!!!!!...i just cannot thank you enough..

Something so unique & moving that it stirs you up from the insides...its deeply thought provoking, inspired, beautiful, unique & breath-taking..

Ive loved it so much that i even day-dream about the various shots, angles, places that have been featured in there..

Few people truly understand a film like this... I dont claim that i entirely understand it either, but I strive to... those who really want to understand it, start discovering beautiful little things in each details & their mind bursts with a thousand million interpretations...

I have yet to full discover it, as i have only a ancient VCD format version and the details are fuzzy, but will soon get the DVD, to uncover a new world altogether.....(its shot in TODD-AO afterall)

Honestly, God bless the creators...pure heaven...

I am hoping that Baraka will be released on HD DVD & Blu ray, in 2008. Everyone should have the opportunity of seeing this film in 1080i and/or 1080p. Personally I can't think of any other film I would rather see in the whole world than this one on Hi Def. Pretty please with sugar on top. : )

I can only say it's a prayer, a deep meditation...
the is the top in knowing and viewing the earth, and owr relation with it and God...

You go to India and take picture of cows and "untouchables"... why am I not surprised. I am not sure who told them they were untouchables because people don't wear tags of untouchability in India and certainly rummaging through garbage is not something only untouchables do (if that's what they were told or think) because the cows are doing the same, and I believe you guys think we have made temples in India to worship cows, right? Then how do they know? Were they going around asking people who is untouchable and who isn't? And you don't need to go to Calcutta to see how imperfect human beings are(as suggested in the overview), just look within. I don't understand why nobody tells such people they just don't have what it takes to understand a country like India. Please stop trying because you are failing miserably by applying your infantile logic you think is flawless. It is not helping.

Extremely moving, thought provoking and spiritual. Everyone of any sensitivity should watch this beautiful sequence of images.

This film is very moving and i wish more kids in my area would appreciate it. one of my teachers showed this film in my global issues class and i absolutely LOVED it. i borrowed it from him to show a few of my friends

Fricke is a true artist.

This work is but a mirror that reflects existing images from our planet, our species, our cultures and our preconceived ideas about each other. Each observer (rightly) injects their own meaning to the images based on their prior experience and personal development. A wonderful experience of liberation in a time of so much deliberately sensationalist "push" media that tries - and, regrettably, too often succeeds - in overwhelming one's personal perspective.

Had Fricke ended the film as it began, with the Japanese Macaque opening its eyes, it would have made a lovely social comment: the world we believe in might be nothing more than the hallucination of a monkey in a hot bath. That would have explained much!

I propose we recall the Voyager spacecraft and replace their "Golden Records" with a DVD of Baraka. The theme being: "This is our planet and this is how we spent our time here." That'd be sure to keep those LGM off our doorstep.

Fabulous film!

The film left me speechless for several days.

I am quite a movie or cinema student but this film went beyond the art.
I have never seen or felt anything like it before.
I am a changed person after viewing the film.

I consider this film to be one of the true wonders of the modern world.

I don't see how Baraka is deemed the best of all these films, its clear biased on the webmaster that the site personifies Baraka so highly. Koyaanisqatsi is a far superior film in regards to fully realizing the potential of this genre "Non Verbal/ Pure Cinema" not only does it realize it but it expands on it, the qatsi trilogy grows the genre possibly to its limits in Naqoyqatsi, it reaches the point of ultimate abstract position. Baraka seems to not clarify its context at all, not only that we are visibly aware of Ron Fricke's blatant rewiring of what Reggio had designed in Koyaanistqatsi. all the qatsi elements are shown in baraka nothing fresh or ground breaking simply immpressive pictures to a rather dull composition, which in turn marks its downfall. because the purpose of the genre is to fuse musical interpretation with transient meaningful imagery.
if you saw Baraka first you may have already spoiled yourself before viewing a much thought out and productive film.

I had to watch this in english class. I slept threw the whole thing. It was so boring. It was the worst movie ever!!!

First saw it in 1996 at a cinema in just outside of sydney. Apparently it was the only 70mm copy of the film in the world. Needless to say this enhanced the film a great deal. Awesome film still my favorite of all time.

I was in Iran recently and I saw the splendi mosque covered with glass, Esfahan and Persepolis. All film in Baraka. Iran is a beautiful country, realy surpriesed me; the warmth of the local people and the astonishing places and landscapes. From Baraka I saw Angkhor, Borododur, Egypy, Peru but Im glad Iran is inside the movie. Looking for a new moive by Ron. Baraka is a masterpiece! I had watched already 10times!!!!

I was excited to see the film up until the point of the chicks....as a vegan, it made me want to throw up. I let the DVD run longer & I guess there was another scene that was not animal-friendly, as my boyfriend told me to look away. I know animal slaughter exists everywhere but for me this ruined the film for me. I do not see beauty in animal cruelty. As an academic, I still disagree with colleagues who insist filming rituals involving animal sacrifice and slaughter is okay. Perhaps it is reality....I hope humans will evolve beyond this....but I doubt it.

Baraka is a work of art and has moved everyone that I have shown it to. It should be recommended viewing to children the world over , then perhaps we would live in a better, peaceful world. We can only hope. So many of the locations are also under threat as we destroy the world we inhabit. One question : why oh why is this film not yet released in HD format ?? It would be even more stunning !

Just watched the Blu-ray edition of BARAKA. It left me going through a whole range of emotions. It was as if I was meditating. I have just had an experience never encountered before and so thankful I stumbled upon this work by pure accident and bought it. Thank you to everyone involved in its making, you are truly very special people.

Thank you for this presentation. In a world of so many attempts to define and prescribe life's meaning, this film truly allows us to see our own magnificence as a created being and the tremendous opportunity and responsibility for the decision consequences of our freedom, as we "describe" our life journey. This film connects external manifestations with our internal connection to ALLTHATIS - GOD. There is order is GOD, no matter what name we call THE CREATOR. We all seek THE CREATOR............IAM. We each all inately know I in THE CREATOR. We are blessed to become a blessing.

It also reminds us of Rule #6. What's Rule #6? It is, "don't take yourself so damn seriously." What are the other Rules? There aren't any.

I am keen to pre-order, but I want to make sure it is not going to be region locked. Anyone know? Darren do you read these? do you know?

Luke, I am fairly certain the Blu-Ray release will be region-free. Let me try and confirm this.

An amazingly beautiful film!!! I really loved it!
I loved the music and sound effects! Waiting for Samsara Work!

Hi,..I just want correct this location :
Kediri-Gudang Gama Cigarette Factory, Indonesia.
that supposed to be:
Kediri-Gudang Garam Cigarette Factory, Indonesia.
Thank you.

HELLO EVERYBODY! TODAY I SAW BARAKA. I HAD NEVER SEEN OTHER FILM THAT HAD THE DETAILS OF BARAKA´s FILM.
I LOVE THIS FILM; AND THE MUSIC IS EXCELENT

i bought the chronos/baraka box set, the picture quality of baraka dvd was very disappointing, it was all washed out compared to the chronos dvd which was very good, im surprised nobody has commented on this, so i'm looking forward to the blu ray version

Like all of these films, they are overblown screensavers only acclaimed by pretentious and generally overbearing film students, who are so typically up their own arses that they look like a pretzel.

A truly amazing film. This is one of the most breathtaking and beautiful films I've ever seen.
The soundtrack is terrific too. Simply stunning!! See it, feel it, experience it.

I watched Baraka in my class. My teacher said: " It doesn't say anything. But you can find somethings inside you." That's right. There are many wonderful pictures taken from different places around the world and fantastic soundtrack. Even though it's a non-verbal film, I learnt more about different cultures and how they bless. It's such an interesting film that I've ever seen.

I love this movie so much. I love the powerful 70MM images, the amazing editing and incredible combinations of visuals and music and sounds. Parts are beautiful while other parts are sad and other scenes are frightening. I love this kind of purely visual non-story filmmaking. With no acting and no story and no words this film expresses such nuanced and strong emotions and energy and metaphors. It's one of the most special things I have ever experienced!

In this filme we can see the beauty of nature around the world which we don't know. A life behind another life, in a total unknown world.

...as the film shows in a perfect manner - words are simply useless...amazingly natural...thank you!

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