Saturday, August 31, 2013

Great documentary can be seen online now

Samsara (2011)

This film entitled "Samsara"
will probably be taken down in a few 
hours, so try not to miss the opportunity
to see this masterpiece, opulently 
photographed in Super-70-mm, a  
huge and expensive film format that 
beats any High Definition video or 3D, 
any day.

Filmed over nearly 5 years in 25 
countries on 5 continents, 'Samsara' 
transports us to the varied worlds of 
sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial 
complexes, and natural wonders.

Directed by Ron Fricke and produced by 
Mark Magidson, who also collaborated 
on Baraka (1992), a film of a similar 
vein and in the same school of the 
'Koyaanisqatsi' series, the official website 
describes the film thus: "...'Samsara' 
explores the wonders of our world from 
the mundane to the miraculous, looking 
into the unfathomable reaches of man's 
spirituality and the human experience. 
Neither a traditional documentary nor 
a travelogue, 'Samsara' takes the form 
of a nonverbal, guided meditation."
Video (about 102 mins):   From Forbidden Knowledge