Baraka (1993)

97 mins | Documentary | 24 September 1993

Director:

Ron Fricke

Producer:

Mark Magidson

Cinematographer:

Ron Fricke

Production Company:

Magidson Films
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HISTORY


       Described by the 4 Mar 1993 DV as a “non-narrative visual tone poem,” Baraka conveys the “interconnectedness of humans and nature” by combining sound and music with images of locations from twenty-four different countries. An article in the 30 Apr 1992 DV defines the ancient Sufi word, “Baraka,” as “the essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds.”
       Writer-director-producer Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson reportedly conceived the idea for the picture in 1985, drawing from their experience in “event” filmmaking. Fricke previously worked on Koyaanisqatsi (1983, see entry) and made his directorial debut with the short film, Chronos (1986), both of which utilized a 70mm IMAX process he developed with Magidson. Production notes in AMPAS library files indicated that the duo constructed a computer controlled time-lapse camera especially for the film, which was used in addition to the 70mm camera provided by Todd-AO.
       According to the 13 Aug 1990 DV, the filmmakers raised the $4 million budget through domestic private investors, and began their journey on 1 Sep 1990 in Glacier Bay, AK. Although various contemporary sources cited conflicting end dates, photography likely concluded sometime in late summer or fall 1991, after more than a year of traveling. A 22 Sep 1993 HR article stated that night shots were filmed only during full moons, at an exposure rate of one frame per minute.
       Baraka was screened mid-Sep 1992 at the Festival of Festivals in Toronto, Canada. The 4 Mar 1993 DV stated that the picture also received the International Critics Prize at the 1992 Montreal Film Festival. The ... More Less


       Described by the 4 Mar 1993 DV as a “non-narrative visual tone poem,” Baraka conveys the “interconnectedness of humans and nature” by combining sound and music with images of locations from twenty-four different countries. An article in the 30 Apr 1992 DV defines the ancient Sufi word, “Baraka,” as “the essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds.”
       Writer-director-producer Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson reportedly conceived the idea for the picture in 1985, drawing from their experience in “event” filmmaking. Fricke previously worked on Koyaanisqatsi (1983, see entry) and made his directorial debut with the short film, Chronos (1986), both of which utilized a 70mm IMAX process he developed with Magidson. Production notes in AMPAS library files indicated that the duo constructed a computer controlled time-lapse camera especially for the film, which was used in addition to the 70mm camera provided by Todd-AO.
       According to the 13 Aug 1990 DV, the filmmakers raised the $4 million budget through domestic private investors, and began their journey on 1 Sep 1990 in Glacier Bay, AK. Although various contemporary sources cited conflicting end dates, photography likely concluded sometime in late summer or fall 1991, after more than a year of traveling. A 22 Sep 1993 HR article stated that night shots were filmed only during full moons, at an exposure rate of one frame per minute.
       Baraka was screened mid-Sep 1992 at the Festival of Festivals in Toronto, Canada. The 4 Mar 1993 DV stated that the picture also received the International Critics Prize at the 1992 Montreal Film Festival. The world premiere was expected to take place in May 1993 at the Curzon Theatre in London, England, with limited engagements planned in the U.S. later that summer. The domestic distributor, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, anticipated a 70mm release in two or three major cities before expanding the film to twenty-five markets.
      End credits list the following locations featured in the film: “Argentina: Iguacu Falls; Arizona: Phoenix, American Express Corporation, Tucson, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Canyon de Chelley, White House, Peabody Coal Mine, Kit Peak National Observatory; Australia: Bathurst Island, Tiwi Tribe, Kakadu National Park, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Kunwarde Hwarde Valley, Cooinda, Yellow Water, Uluru National Park, Ayers Rock; Brasil: Rio de Janiero, Ipanema, Favela de Rocinha, Carajas Animal Reserve, Al Aukre, Kayapo Village, Porto Vehlo, Rio Preto, Samuel Dam & Lake, Sao Paolo; California: Los Angeles, Oakland, Big Sur; Cambodia: Angkor, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Preah Khan, Ta Proum, Tonle Omm Gate, Phnom Penh, Tuol Sleng Museum, Siem Reap, Sonsam Kosal Killing Fields; China: Beijing, Tiananman Square, Great Hall of the People, Xi’an, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang, Quilin, Li River; Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Barrio Mapasingue, Cuidad Blanca, Cementerio, General De Guayaquil; Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park; Egypt: Cairo, Pyramids of Gizha, City of the Dead, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple of Karnak, Temple of Luxor; France: Chartres, Cathedral of Chartres, Reims, Cathedral of Reims; Hong Kong: Kowloon; Hawaii: Island of Hawaii, Kona, Volcanoes National Park – Puuoo, Island of Maui, Haleakala National Park; India: Calcutta City Landfill, Museum of India, Madras, Vardharajan Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Varanasi, Ghats, Ganges River; Indonesia: Bali, Tampak Siring – Temple Gunung Kawi, Uluwatu, Kediri Tabanan, Tegal Allang, Mancan Padi, Java, Jakarta – Istiglal Mosque, Jogjakarta – Prambanan, Candi Perwara, Candi Nandi, Kediri – Gudang Garam Cigarette Factory, Solo – Sekaten Festival at the Kasunanan Palace, Borobudur, Mt. Bromo Valley; Iran: Isfahan, Emam Mosque, Persepolis, Shiraz, Shahcherach Mosque; Israel: Jerusalem, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre; Italy: Vatican City, St. Peter Basilica; Japan: Kyoto, Ryoan-Ji Temple, Nagano Springs, Snow Monkeys, Yamanouchi – Machi Town Office, Nara, Hokke-Ji Temple, Sansho-Ji Temple, Tokyo, Green Plaza Capsule Hotel, JR Shinjuku Station, JVC Yokosuka Factory, Meiji Shrine, Nittaku, Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo, Zoujou-Ji Temple; Kenya: Masaai Mara, Mara Rlanta Manyatta, Mara Kichwa Tembo Manyatta, Lake Magadi; Kuwait: Ahmadi, Burgan Field, Jahra Road – Mitla’ Ridge; Nepal: Kathmandu, Bodnath, Pasupati, Swayambhu, Himalayas, Mount Everest, Mount Tramserku, Bhaktapur, Hanuman Ghat, Durbar Square; New Mexico: Shiprock; New York: New York City, World Trade Center, Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building, Helmsley Building – 230 Park Avenue, Stormville, Greenhaven Correctional Facility; Poland: Auschwitz, Bytom; Saudi Arabia: Mecca; Tanzania: Lake Natron; Thailand: Bangkok, Patpong, Sol Cowboy, Wat Arun, Wat Suthat, Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya Province, NMB Factory; Turkey: Istanbul, Galata Mevlevi Temple, Haia Sophia; Utah: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park.”

              A statement reads: “A Production of Magidson Films, Inc., Culver City, California," and "Special Thanks" are given to Shirley Magidson, Nina Cooper, and Moldex Metric, Inc. An additional "Thank You" statement is listed after the end credit and title designers to the following individuals: Karne Brokbank, Charles Burnstein, Lisa Gerrard, Jim Hornstein, Steven Hill, Steven Marble, Larry Mason, Bernard Mishkin, Larry Novick, Debra Rawdin, Michael Reilly, Christopher Reyna, Bill Robinson, Fred Ryan, Charles Schwartz, Todd Serota, Murray Vandyke, Susan Volcan, British Airways, and Shannon Reed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Aug 1990
p. 3, 16.
Daily Variety
15 Aug 1991.
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Daily Variety
30 Apr 1992
p. 23.
Daily Variety
4 Mar 1993.
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Hollywood Reporter
22 Sep 1992.
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Hollywood Reporter
22 Sep 1993
p. 8, 12.
Los Angeles Times
24 Sep 1993
Calendar, p. 19.
New York Times
24 Sep 1993
Section C, p. 14.
Variety
7 Sep 1992
p. 60.
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
A Mark Magidson Production
A Ron Fricke Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Supv prod
WRITERS
Orig treatment wrt by
Orig treatment wrt by
Orig treatment wrt by
Concept & scenario by
Concept & scenario by
Concept & scenario by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Principal photog in
Consultant
Consultant
1st cam asst
Key grip & cam asst
Cam asst
Video consultation
Video consultation
Cam des & const by, 70mm motion control time-lapse
Manufactured by, 70mm motion control time-lapse ca
Motion control and computer program by, 70mm motio
Los Angeles, California
Motion control and computer program by - Athena Sy
Motion control and computer program by - Athena Sy
Motion control and computer program by - Athena Sy
Parts machined by, 70mm motion control time-lapse
Parts machined by - Moldex Metric, 70mm motion con
Parts machined by - Moldex Metric, 70mm motion con
Parts machined by - Moldex Metric, 70mm motion con
Parts machined by, 70mm motion control time-lapse
Parts machined by - Dav-Co Precision, 70mm motion
Manufacture supv, 70mm motion control time-lapse c
Manufacture supv, 70mm motion control time-lapse c
Addl electronics by, 70mm motion control time-laps
Addl cam modification, 70mm motion control time-la
FILM EDITORS
Post prod supv
Asst ed & post prod coord
Post prod consultant & 70mm film assembly
Addl ed
Video ed system
Video ed system
Video-to-film conversion
Video-to-film conversion consultant, Conform-It So
Negative conforming
Negative conforming
SOUND
Sd eff des
Sd eff ed
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley eng
Foley eng
Percussion overdubs
Loc sd rec
Loc sd rec
Loc sd rec
Loc sd rec
Loc sd rec
'Kecak' audio prod & ed
70mm magnetic audio layback supv
Dolby consultant
Sd ed facilities
Sd ed facilities
Sd ed facilities
Sd ed facilities
Soundtrack rec at
Soundtrack rec at
Soundtrack rec at
Soundtrack mix
Soundtrack mix, Skywalker Sound
Mixer
Sd transfers
Sd transfer, Skywalker Sound
Sd transfer, Skywalker Sound
Sd transfer, Skywalker Sound
Sd transfer, Skywalker Sound
Sd transfer, Skywalker Sound
VISUAL EFFECTS
Opticals
Video eff
End credit by
Typography by
Title des
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod coord
Prod office mgr
Concept consultant
Concept consultant
Loc coord, Australia
Loc coord, Brasil
Loc coord, Brasil - Neon Rio
Loc coord, Brasil - Neon Rio
Loc coord, Cambodia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Dept.
Loc coord, Cambodia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Dept.
Loc coord, China - Yang Hua Dong
Loc coord, China - Yang Hua Dong
Loc coord, Ecuador
Loc coord, Ecuador - Trans Galapagos, Inc.
Loc coord, Ecuador - Trans Galapagos, Inc.
Loc coord, Egypt - MIC
Loc coord, Egypt - MIC
Loc coord, France
Loc coord, France - Why Not Productions
Loc coord, Hawaii
Loc coord, Hawaii - Teamwork Communications
Loc coord, Hong Kong
Loc coord, Hong Kong - Salon Films
Loc coord, India
Loc coord, Indonesia
Loc coord, Indonesia
Loc coord, Iran
Loc coord, Iran
Loc coord, Iran
Loc coord, Israel
Loc coord, Israel - The El Raz Company
Loc coord, Italy
Loc coord, Italy - A & C
Loc coord, Japan
Loc coord, Japan - Virgin Earth
Loc coord, Japan - Virgin Earth
Loc coord, Japan - Virgin Earth
Loc coord, Japan - Virgin Earth
Loc coord, Kenya
Loc coord, Kenya - Cineset Productions
Loc coord, Kenya
Loc coord, Kenya - Robin Hurt Safaris
Loc coord, Kuwait
Loc coord, Kuwait - Omar Productions
Loc coord, Nepal
Loc coord, New York
Loc coord, Poland
The World Monitor
Loc coord, Thailand
Loc coord, Turkey
Loc coord, Turkey - Istanbul Film Agency
Loc research
Pre-prod coord
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Loc prod assistance, Alaska
Loc prod assistance, Alaska
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Office of Broadcast Services
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Arizona
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Australia
Loc prod assistance, Brasil
Loc prod assistance, Brasil
Loc prod assistance, Brasil
Loc prod assistance, California
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, Cambodia
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Director
Loc prod assistance, China
Shaanxi Province
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, China
Loc prod assistance, Colorado
Loc prod assistance, Colorado
Superintendent
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Ecuador
Loc prod assistance, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, France
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Loc prod assistance, Hawaii
Manager
Loc prod assistance, Hong Kong
Loc prod assistance, Hong Kong
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, India
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Director General of Tourism
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Indonesia
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Los Angeles
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Rome, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Washington, D.C.
Loc prod assistance, Iran
Loc prod assistance, Israel
Loc prod assistance, Israel
Key grip
Loc prod assistance, Israel
Loc prod assistance, Israel
Their Excellencies
Loc prod assistance, Israel
The Western Wall Authorities, Halil
Loc prod assistance, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Italy
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Japan
Loc prod assistance, Kenya
Loc prod assistance, Kenya
Loc prod assistance, Kenya
Loc prod assistance, Kenya
Loc prod assistance, Kenya
Loc prod assistance, Kuwait
Loc prod assistance, Kuwait
Loc prod assistance, Kuwait
Cairo, Egypt
Loc prod assistance, Mexico
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Loc prod assistance, Nepal
Charter flight coord
Loc prod assistance, Nepal - Hotel Everest View
Loc prod assistance, Nepal - Hotel Everest View
Loc prod assistance, New Mexico
Office of Broadcast Services
Loc prod assistance, New Mexico
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
230 Park Avenue
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, New York
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Peru
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Director
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Specialist
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Deputy Specialist
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Los Angeles
Loc prod assistance, Poland
Boston
Loc prod assistance, Thailand
Loc prod assistance, Thailand
Loc prod assistance, Thailand
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Electrician
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Electrician
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Driver
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Loc prod assistance, Turkey
Loc prod assistance, USSR
Loc prod assistance, USSR
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Loc prod assistance, Utah
Aerial pilot, Nairobi, Kenya
Aerial pilot, Nairobi, Kenya - Air Charters Ltd.
Aerial pilot, Nairobi, Kenya
Aerial pilot, Nairobi, Kenya - Autair Helicopters
Aerial pilot, Portland, Oregon/Kuwait
Aerial pilot, Portland, Oregon/Kuwait - Evergreen
Aerial pilot, Portland, Oregon/Kuwait - Evergreen
Aerial pilot, Cairo, Egypt
Aerial pilot, Cairo, Egypt - The Egyptian Air Forc
Aerial pilot, Hilo, Hawaii
Aerial pilot, Hilo, Hawaii - Hilo Bay Air
Aerial pilot, Hilo, Hawaii - Hilo Bay Air
Aerial pilot, Rondonia, Brasil
Aerial pilot, Hong Kong
Aerial pilot, Hong Kong - Heliservices HK Ltd.
Aerial pilot, Tucson, Arizona
Aerial pilot, Tucson, Arizona - Southwest Helicopt
Aerial pilot, Tucson, Arizona - Southwest Helicopt
Aerial pilot, Jabiru, Australia
Aerial pilot, Jabiru, Australia - Rotor Air Servic
Custom changing bags
Custom changing bags - Camera Essentials
Travel arrangements
Travel arrangements, Plaza Travel
Addl travel arrangements
70mm film to tape transfer
70mm film to tape transfer
Public relations
Public relations, Guttman and Pam Ltd.
Prod's representative
Prod's representative, Norkat Company
Insurance
Insurance, Curland Peterson
Prod accounting, Gorelick, Uslaner, Matzner & Free
COLOR PERSONNEL
Processing & prints
Col timer
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sanya," performed by Kohachiro Miyata, courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch Explorer Series, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Honshirabe," performed by Kohachiro Miyata, courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch Explorer Series, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Mantra," excerpted from Mantra/Stabat Mater, by Somel Satoh, New Albion Records, San Francisco
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SONGS
"Sanya," performed by Kohachiro Miyata, courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch Explorer Series, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Honshirabe," performed by Kohachiro Miyata, courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch Explorer Series, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Mantra," excerpted from Mantra/Stabat Mater, by Somel Satoh, New Albion Records, San Francisco
"African Journey," from Exotic Dance, composed & performed by Anugama & Sebastiano, produced by Meistersinger Music, courtesy of Higher Octave Music and Meistersinger Musik
"Rainbow Voice," from On Hearing Solar Winds, by The Harmonic Choir/David Hykes, Harmonia Mundl, OCORA-Radio France
"Host of Seraphim," composed & performed by Dead Can Dance, courtesy of 4 A.D., by arrangement with Momentum Music/Virgin Special Products
"Wandering Saint," from Expressions of Impressions, performed & composed by L. Subramaniam, courtesy of Sonic Atmospheres and Sonic Edge Records
"Wipala," from Land of Incas, composed by Gonzalo Vargas, preformed [sic] by Inkuyo, ©1988, ©1990 Fortuna One Music (BMI), ©1990 Fortuna Records, Catalogue No. 17064
"Orovela," Georgian Voices/Rustavi Choir, courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch Explorer Series, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Triste," composed and performed by Ciro Hurtado Hurtadoloja-ASCAP, Ciro Hurtado-Guitar, Julio Ledezma-Percussion-Charanga, Cindy Harding-Quena-Zampoñas, Libby Harding-Zampoñas
"An Daorach Bheag," performed by Brother: Hamish Richardson, Angus Richardson, Fergus Richardson
"The Offerings For General Protectors," from Sacred Ceremonies, performed by the Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala, ©1990 Fortuna Records Catalogue No. 17074
"A Prayer Of Kala Rupa," from Sacred Ceremonies, performed by the Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala, ©1990 Fortuna Records Catalogue No. 17074
"A Traditional Composition For Gya Ling & Dung Chen," from Sacred Ceremonies, performed by the Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala, ©1990 Fortuna Records Catalogue No. 17074.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
24 September 1993
Premiere Information:
Toronto Festival of Festival screening: mid-September 1992
London, England world premiere: May 1993
Los Angeles and New York openings: 24 September 1993
Production Date:
early September 1990--summer or fall 1991
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
gauge
70mm
Widescreen/ratio
2.20:1
Duration(in mins):
97
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Using sound, music, and a non-narrative structure, Baraka poetically conveys the ways in which humans and nature are interconnected. The film integrates footage from twenty-four countries around the ... +


Using sound, music, and a non-narrative structure, Baraka poetically conveys the ways in which humans and nature are interconnected. The film integrates footage from twenty-four countries around the world. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Travelogue


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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