"Samsara" takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world, as they are swept along a journey of the soul.
Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.
Filmed over a four-year period in twenty-five countries across five continents, Samsara transports us via stunning Panavision Super 70 cinematography to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary.
It encourages our own interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images that infuse the ancient with the modern and set against a mesmerizing musical score featuring the work of Lisa Gerrard, Michael Stearns and Marcello De Francisci.
Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival 2011 to great success and awarded Best Documentary at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012, Samsara will be screened in the highest definition 4K digital projection across the UK and Ireland from 7th September.
A series of events to celebrate the follow up to the cult classic Baraka will be announced in the lead up to Samsara’s release.
Directed by Ron Fricke
Samsara is released 7th September