Baraka

Baraka

Director: Ron Fricke Cast: David Aubrey
David Aubrey
, Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
, Ron Fricke
Ron Fricke
Ron Fricke
Baraka

Baraka

Director: Ron Fricke Cast: David Aubrey
David Aubrey
, Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
, Ron Fricke
Ron Fricke
Ron Fricke

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Named after a Sufi word that translates roughly as "breath of life" or "blessing," Baraka is Ron Fricke's impressive follow-up to Godfrey Reggio's non-verbal documentary film Koyaanisqatsi. Fricke was cinematographer and collaborator on Reggio's film, and for Baraka he struck out on his own to polish and expand the photographic techniques used on Koyaanisqatsi. The result is a tour-de-force in 70mm: a cinematic "guided meditation" (Fricke's own description) shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period that unites religious ritual, the phenomena of nature, and man's own destructive powers into a web of moving images. Fricke's camera ranges, in meditative slow motion or bewildering time-lapse, over the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Ryoan-Ji temple in Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania, burning oil fields in Kuwait, the smoldering precipice of an active volcano, a busy subway terminal, tribal celebrations of the Masai in Kenya, chanting monks in the Dip Tse Chok Ling monastery...and on and on, through locales across the globe. To execute the film's time-lapse sequences, Fricke had a special camera built that combined time-lapse photography with perfectly controlled movements of the camera. In one evening sequence a desert sky turns black, and the stars roll by, as the camera moves slowly forward under the trees. The feeling is like that of viewing the universe through a powerful telescope: that we are indeed on a tiny orb hurtling through a star-filled void. The film is complemented by the hybrid world-music of Michael Stearns.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2008
UPC: 0030306180090
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 26,375

Special Features

Baraka: A Closer Look; Restoration

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Ron Fricke Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Screenwriter
David Aubrey Editor
Dead Can Dance Score Composer
Mark Magidson Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Constantine Nicholas Screenwriter
Genevieve Nicholas Screenwriter
Michael Stearns Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision,Producer
L. Subramaniam Score Composer

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