Spirit of Baraka

Pre Order Samsara DVD & Blu-Ray, and theatre dates

Last updated by Darren on 12 September 2012

Samsara is available to pre-order now, on DVD and Blu-Ray.  The DVD and Blu-Ray come in a single pack in the UK.

Pre-order from Amazon using the link below:


Samsara is now showing in theatres.  Check the official Samsara site for the full list:





Win a pair of Tickets to the Samsara showing in London Monday 20th August 2012

Last updated by Darren on 15 August 2012

- Win Samsara Tickets -

Those lovely people at Arrow Films (UK Samsara distributor) are giving away one pair of tickets for the Samsara showing this Monday in London - 20th August 2012.

The showing is at The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH.  The showing starts at 7pm, drinks before start at 6:30pm.

There is an online Q&A session with Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson after the showing.

Visit the page below to read more and enter the competition:



- 20 years of Baraka -

2012 is the 20th Anniversary of Baraka.

We're interested in hearing from anyone who has any photographs of memorabilia, lobby tickets or anything related to the original release of Baraka in 1992.

We're also interested in hearing about any stories you have about Baraka from the original release in 1992.Read more >>>

Samsara Showings

Last updated by Darren on 18 July 2012

Samsara will be shown in London on 30th August 2012 at 6:15pm at the Curzon theatre in Soho.

You can buy tickets for this event here.

There will be a Q&A session with Mark Magidson via Skype after the showing.

For other showings of Samsara around the world check the official Samsara website.

If you are involved with a theatre and want to show Samsara then get in touch with one of the following:


Samsara Trailer Newsletter

Last updated by Darren on 25 April 2012

The official trailer for Samsara has been released.

Visit the official Samsara website to see the trailer.

Note:  Click the HD button to see the trailer in HD.


Samsara will be coming to theatres and cinemas this summer.

P.S.  I will be at the Bradford, UK showing this Sunday.  See you there if you are attending.

Samsara Premiere Newsletter

Last updated by Darren on 05 October 2011

Hello Everyone

Welcome to another newsletter.  

This newsletter is a little different to most.  In September, I, and a few other people, saw Samsara at the World Premiere showing in Toronto.  It was a fantastic day, and it's a fantastic film.

For those people that like Baraka, I'm very sure you will like Samsara.  It's core values are the same.  It is a masterclass in fine film making, it presents jaw dropping images of people and scenery from around the world.  All set to an amazing soundtrack.

You can read my review of Samsara, and see some pictures here : http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/samsara

You can also read about my visit to Toronto for the premiere here : http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/my-visit-to-toronto-for-the-premier-of-sam...

A lot of people are curious when Samsara will play at other theatres, and when it will be available on DVD and Blu Ray.Read more >>>

Samsara to Premier in Toronto in September 2011

Last updated by Darren on 04 August 2011

Samsara will have its World Premier screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2011. 

Producer Mark Magidson says
"After 4 1/2 years in production it is indeed great to finally be able to get the film out into the world."
More information to follow here when it becomes available.

June 2010 Newsletter

Last updated by Darren on 07 June 2010


The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA is showing Baraka on 9th June 2010 at 19:30.  It is a 70mm showing.



Principal shooting is complete.  The Samsara production team suggest Samsara will be ready in 2011.


Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson attended a showing of Baraka at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California recently.  You can see pictures and read more here:


60 Second FilmsRead more >>>

July 2009 Newsletter

Last updated by Darren on 30 July 2009

www.SpiritOfBaraka.com has a new website!
The website has the same features, but a nice new design, which was well overdue.  I hope you like it.

Laya Project
Laya Project is a non-verbal film dedicated to the survivors of the 26th December 2004 Asian tsunami.  Laya Project is a musical and visual journey through coastal and surrounding villages in the path of the December 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Myanmar and Maldives.
It's a beautiful film and I highly recommend watching.

I heard that the final stage of major shooting for Samsara had started, in Europe. 

Independent Films
A number of great, short, independent films have been added to the site
www.spiritofbaraka.com/independent-filmsRead more >>>

Spirit of Baraka Newsletter – November 2008

Last updated by Darren on 16 July 2009

Baraka Blu Ray
Baraka is now available on Blu Ray.  Finally a technology exists that allows Baraka to be seen in its full glory.  This is a wonderful transfer, and the new disc contains lots of great extras.

National Geographic Magazine
The National Geographic Magazine, instrumental to all of the films covered on the website, is offering 76% savings over the cover price.  Just $19 / £25 for a whole years subscription, delivered to your door, before it hits the news stands.  A subscription makes a great gift for the approaching holiday season.

I recently heard from Mark Magidson, who tells me that the team are in Asia filming sections of Samsara.

Best wishes


Spirit of Baraka newsletter – September 2008

Last updated by Darren on 16 July 2009


Baraka will be released on Blu-Ray on 28th October 2008.  The disc offers the high quality transfer that Baraka deserves. Special features include over 80 minutes of all new bonus features.  You can pre-order your copy from Amazon using the link at the top of the Baraka page.



Mark Magidson has kindly sent an image from shooting on location in Africa.  Mark is hoping to send more images when he can.



Baraka is being shown at Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, USA on 22, 23 and 24th August 2008.

Highway World is being shown at Globians Film Festival, Berlin, Germany in August and September.


Best wishes



Spirit of Baraka newsletter September 2007

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – September 2007

Ata Whenua, a film from New Zealand has it's own web page. This is a film with stunning images from the Fiordland region of New Zealand.

Joe Taylor's Dead Lonesome, and Steve Thomson's Ports of Auckland have been added to the independent films page.

There is a version of Timescape that can be downloaded to your computer. See the link at the bottom of the Timescape page. Thanks to Nicholas for the link.

Best wishes

Spirit of Baraka newsletter June 2007

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – June 2007

Mark Magidson has officially confirmed that shooting of Samsara has started. Read the official press releases. http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/samsara-official-press-releases

An upgraded edition, in both regular and high-definition, is on the way from MPI Home Video by year's end.

Short films
I have added a section for short films and trailers. Kyle Hopkin's film '360' is the first to be listed.
http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/independent-filmsRead more >>>

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – April 2007

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – April 2007

Ron Fricke has been seen shooting footage in New Orleans. Let us hope that this is for Samsara.

Chronos is available in a HD DVD version

USA – 4 April 2007 – American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

Best wishes

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – March 2006

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Aeon is a short non-commercial film created by Richard Sidey. It shows Wellington in New Zealand over the course of a day. The film was created entirely by Richard and is an excellent short film.

UK – 16 March 2006 – Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth, Cornwall
AU - 12 April 2006 - (70mm) Astor Theatre, St.Kilda, Melbourne

I am trying to locate a DVD quality version of Lucky People Centre International. If anyone can help please let me know.

Best wishes

Spirit of Baraka newsletter - February 2006

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Welcome to the February 2006 newsletter. 

The web site has a new design which I hope you all like.

Savage Eden – a new film, in early stages, involving Ron Fricke and
Godfrey Reggio, as well as others who have worked in the nonverbal genre. 
Not much detail available at present, but I’ll keep you informed.

www.filmshooting.com ran a project whereby people all over the world recorded
super-8 time-lapse footage on the same day. The footage was edited together and
the film is available to download.
Thanks to cementimental for the information.Read more >>>

Spirit of Baraka newsletter – December 2005.

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

This is the first newsletter we have sent in a while. There have been many
updates to the web site recently, including the addition of several new films.

Dogora is a new film that shows the people of Cambodia . It is beautifully
shot, and comparable in many ways to Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi. I highly
recommend it. It is currently only available from France , but is worth making
the effort to get. You can view images from Dogora and find links to buy Dogora
on the web site using the link below.

Winged Migration is set for a DVD re-release in the US and Canada . There is no
obvious change to the previous release, other than a new cover and a cheaper

Read more >>>

Welcome to the second Spirit of Baraka newsletter.

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Welcome to the second Spirit of Baraka newsletter.
It is a brief newsletter letting you know of film showings, DVD releases and
some changes to the web site.

Naqoyqatsi is now available on DVD. The soundtrack is also available.

New films
Images from Winged Migration (known as Le Peuple Migrateur in France) have been
added to the site.
From the same team as Microcosmos, this is a stunning film showing the beauty
of birds, with some excellent general footage.
It will be release on DVD and VHS on 18th November.
Check the DVD/VHS page to pre-order : www.spiritofbaraka.com/shopRead more >>>

August 2003

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Dear Member

This is the first www.SpiritofBaraka.com newsletter.
It is a brief newsletter letting you know of film showings and some changes to the web site.

Baraka is being shown at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, Maryland, Washington DC in the US from 12th September to 17th September. Thanks to Brian Nash for letting me know.

I have a long list of changes to make to the site, but finding the time is not always easy.
I have extracted 147 images from Chronos which you can view
I intend to extract images from all the films so people can get an idea of the content of the films.
I have several other films to add to the site.
The next phase of changes will be completed soon.

Best wishes

www.SpiritofBaraka.comRead more >>>

Samsara Blu-Ray & DVD

Samsara Blu-ray and DVD
Buy from Amazon using the links below

» USA : DVD - Blu-Ray
» UK : DVD & Blu-ray (dual pack)
» Canada : DVDBlu-Ray
» Germany : DVD -  Blu-Ray


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