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.
Anybody see this?
3 thoughts on “Samsara – The Movie”
Hi Reverend Mugo,
Yep – Wendy and I saw it last week.
It was on around the country for one day only?
Did you see it?
Hope all’s well with you
Yes, I saw it and did enjoy it in a quiet sort of way. Lots of lovely visuals and a wonderful lack of commentary and words. I would recommend it – though I am not, in truth, terribly critical when it comes to films, as I don’t feel qualified to make judgements. I’m usually just relieved when there is no violence!
“The film illustrates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet”.
I came to your post from “Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo“, on the NASA Earth Observatory site – (this morning’s entry is “Visualizing the 2012 Sea Ice Minimum“).