Doctober: Arts & Culture / Environmental Spotlight / Our World / Oh Humanity!
Presented by Adventures NW Magazine
5 years, 25 countries, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara illuminates the world and invites audiences to be both moved and awed by it. Deceptively complex and wholly compelling–not to mention easily the most visually stunning film you’ll see this year. From the makersof Baraka.
“A ridiculously ambitious cinematic experiment, a poetic and impressionistic visual essay shot entirely on 70mm film under exceptionally difficult conditions in dozens of locations scattered across five continents.” Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.