The world of nature, and mankind’s place in it has never been so beautifully and dramatically presented as it is in Samsara, the breathtaking new feature shot on five continents over five years and created by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, the makers of the critically acclaimed Chronos and Baraka. SAMSARA (a Sanskrit word meaning “continuous flow,” referring to the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to a successful theatrical release. This one-of-a-kind look at our world, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the depths of Yosemite Valley and 25 countries in between, will be available for eye-popping home presentation when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD from MPI Media Group on January 8, 2012.
This unparalleled sensory experience was filmed over five years in 25 countries on five continents. Samsara explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, Samsara’s mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara is a guided meditation on the current of interconnection that runs through all of our lives.