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  • Ron Fricke

Shot in 25 countries on six continents and presented without words, Baraka knits together stunning footage to create what director Ron Fricke calls "a guided mediation on humanity,"and shows how the world is interconnected by the tragedy and vibrancy of life.

Baraka is a unique, beautiful, genre-breaking film that stimulates reflection on cultural and spiritual diversity, as well as fragility and resilience in the natural world. It conveys the beauty of human diversity and the dangers of environmental destruction in images and music, without dialogue. Since its initial release, this film has been widely recognized as an unconventional, uplifting, mind-expanding reflection on the human condition, as well as a masterpiece of 65mm cinematography.

Past Programs


Bio-cultural diversity across planet Earth

Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN