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WATCH: Samsara

Widely acclaimed filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson collaborated on Baraka (1992) – a beautiful film that explores esoteric themes of birth, death and rebirth, or ‘impermanence’. In 2011 they released the sequel, Samsara, which, using the same conceptual imagery and with only a musical soundtrack, expands on the themes tackled in Baraka. Both films were shot using 70mm cameras, Samsara over four years and in 25 countries. The beauty of the cinematography is unparalleled and although some of the imagery broaches uncomfortable or abstract subject matter, the combination of the visuals with an emotive and soothing soundtrack is completely hypnotic. Watch a clip from Samsara below. Text Raphaella Frame-Tolmie (via