Baraka (means blessing) is a non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke, who was a cinematographer for Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio. Baraka has no plot, no storyline, no actor, no dialogues nor any voice-over. Instead, the film uses themes to present new perspectives and evoke emotion through pure cinema. Baraka is a kaleidoscopic, global compilation of both natural events and by fate, life and activities of man on Earth.
This is one scene from the film.
Samsara is a sequel to Baraka and is planned to be released in 2011. The word Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means world or “cyclic existence”, but is used often to describe worldly activities, and in the words of Fricke, the film “will delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.”