Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience.
SAMSARA reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. 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 five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, SAMSARA transports us to the various worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary. It encourages us to interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images and transcendent music that infuses the ancient with the modern. 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 and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
Director and photographer: Ron Fricke
Producer: Mark Magidson
Manuscript: Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson
Country: United States, 2012.
Runtime: 99 minutes
Danish distribution in collaboration with: Øst for Paradis
Formand Foreningen Fanø Natur
Marlene Schiött Rasmussen