Photo of Baraka showing on my TV. Baraka is non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke, and is often compared to Koyaanisqatsi, the first of the Qatsi films by Godfrey Reggio of which Fricke was cinematographer. ...includes footage of various landscapes, churches, ruins, religious ceremonies, and cities thrumming with life, filmed using time-lapse photography in order to capture the great pulse of humanity as it flocks and swarms in daily activity. ...filmed at 152 locations in 24 countries, it contains no dialogue. Instead of a story or plot, the film uses themes to present new perspectives and evoke emotion purely through cinema. The film was the first in over twenty years to be photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format (released in 1992).> > >Click here for more at Wikipedia.
I especially enjoyed these scenes of jetjak in Bali, and of a monk walking a busy city sidewalk in Japan.
The title Baraka is a word that means blessing in a multitude of languages.
Ketjak clip from Baraka on YouTube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkxuPxdsZ58