Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Filmed over a period of five years on 70mm film, Samsara, Sanscrit for “cyclical existence," is a nonverbal meditation on life with haunting images from twenty-five countries on five continents.

Backed by a beautiful musical score by Marcello De Francisci,  Lisa Gerrard and Michael Stearns, filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson show how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.
Though some images like the chicken “harvesting” machine may disturb, the vast majority of what you see, like Ramadan in Mecca, will enthrall and all, like the creation and subsequent erasure of the sand mandalla at the Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India, will inform.

This is a film you need to see on a large screen in order to appreciate its richness.   I urge you to seek it out and enjoy. 

A definite 4+ out of 5.



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