Director: Ron Fricke
1992, 108 min
(1992) Directed and filmed and co-edited by Ron Fricke. Music by Michael Stearns, Dead Can Dance, David Hykes/The Harmonic Choir, Somet Satoh, Anugama & Sebastiano, Kohachiro Miyata, Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, the Rustavi Choir, and more.
More than any other year when we’ve screened Baraka as an alternative addition to our community’s holiday season, in 2017 this amazing film speaks not only to our planet’s diversity, but to its fragile vulnerability. Director/cinematographer Ron Fricke traveled six continents and 24 countries to capture mesmerizing images of life on earth, shot in in ToddAO 70mm. With Cinestudio’s stellar sound and projected images you will experience the multiplicity of spiritual expression, from chanting Buddhist monks, Jews praying at the Wailing Wall, African tribal dancers to hypnotic Dervishes. The destructive side of humanity is on display in places like Auschwitz and industrialized poultry farms. We invite you on a “journey of rediscovery that plunges into nature, into history, into the human spirit and finally into the realm of the infinite.” – director/photographer Ron Fricke. (Fine for most children over 10). 108 min.