Documental filmado en 24 países que narra, en términos eminentemente visuales, aurales y musicales, la evolución de la Tierra y de la Humanidad, al mismo tiempo que señala las formas en que el ser humano se ha relacionado con su medio ambiente.
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I hear some people find this a spiritual experience. I can report no such awakening, except to emerge with renewed awe for cinematic undertakings and the power of the image. A lot of its cosmic metaphors are obvious, though that doesn't make them untrue. And between the scale and the CinemaScope, this is a kind of epic where the sets and synchronized crowds are provided by the world itself. An astounding trip.
Baraka explores Earth's cultures and indicts consumerism and its devastating effects on the environment, poverty in Third World countries, and tribal communities, as well as the aftermath of genocide and war. Eye-opening experience with unforgettable images. Samsara is superior (it moved me even more) but both are must-see masterpieces.
Baraka is a treat to a curious eye. It shows the world by its iconicity and reveals at the very same time a local and a global point of view. Some of these images are so beautiful you just gasp and get ran over by them: something to watch with friends by - so you can share that feeling of true wonder: a genuine experience.
It's undeniably beautiful, but Baraka wants to shine under the false pretense that you can reach the soul of mankind solely by piecing together stunning images of transcendent moments/rituals. Yes we're connected, yes there's much wonder in the world, and then? It parades as a glass full of humanity when really it's only half full. You want humanity? There's plenty of Rossellini doing it better than this.
Wish my experience with the movie was at a theater. Cinema is meant for the big screen, where I cannot pause, after lights are out, and what is going on covers my entire visual field. Still, this is quite enjoyable, on a emotional level, and aesthetically. Symbolically it seems quite solid. To understand my personal experience of it, I would have to break part of the spell. We humans have such contrasting depths.
The ultimate kaleidoscopic experience in cinema history and beyond any description, in tradition of KOYAANSISQATSI. Beautifully photographed and filled with atmospheric sound, a sight & sound feast for the eyes & ears. 5/5
One of the reasons I love cinema and filmmaking so much is that when it is done right, it can work almost like a time machine, both showing us things recorded in the past and also the re-imagining of ancient civilizations. But films can also function as a teleport, taking us to places we will most likely never see and giving us a chance to experience them ourselves. Baraka offers you that chance. An incredible film!
One of the most perfect films I have ever seen and one of my new favorites. The perfect definition of cinema. If I had I had to choose one movie to give to Alien lifeforms that I felt best represented us as a planet, it would be this film. A masterpiece.