Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | July 31, 2012


The trailer for this film is so beautiful! Reblogged from: Colossal Art & Design

Samsara: 5 Years, 25 Countries, 100 Filming Locations movies documentaries

Samsara is the first film by director and cinematographer Ron Fricke (Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka) in nearly 20 years. Following in the footsteps of his earlier work, it will be completely devoid of dialogue and text, relying solely on compelling visuals shot on 70mm film.

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 almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

I am ridiculously excited to see this film. It opens in the U.S. on August 24th in a few cities and then has a larger release on September 7th so check release dates. Do yourself a favor and watch the trailer below full-screen.


  1. Looks from the trailer that it is truly a film of our time. I find that my eyes, in fact all my senses, are looking and responding differently to the world than they used to. Anyone else feeling something similar? The word SAMSARA says it all! So, what is left ?

  2. Hi, I love the clip. There are a lot of things I recognize, like the Tollund man.
    The Tibetan monks with the sand drawing, so beautiful. They make them not so far from my home, because there’s a Tibetan Buddhist retreat and educational center. I have been for a visit, that is when I saw it. It is so beautiful. Have you any idea when the movie is expected in The Netherlands ?
    Thank you very much for sharing.

  3. That looks good! It was made by the people that made Baraka.

    You can find a clip of that here.

    This is a longer clip of the Balinese Monkey Chant as found in the one above. Fascinating!

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