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Baraka

Author: Ron FrickeMark MagidsonGenevieve NicholasConstantine NicholasBob GreenAll authors
Publisher: [Orland Park, Illinois] : MPI Home Video, [2008] ©1992
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 2-disc special editionView all editions and formats
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Shot in 24 countries across six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasizing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature.
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Genre/Form: DVDs
DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Fricke; Mark Magidson; Genevieve Nicholas; Constantine Nicholas; Bob Green; David E Aubrey; Christopher M Reyna; David Gregory; Michael Stearns; Magidson Films,; MPI Home Video (Firm),; MPI Media Group.; Funhouse Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788608150 9780788608155
OCLC Number: 260052220
Notes: Documentary.
Documentary originally produced in 1992. Premiered September 15, 1992, Toronto International Film Festival.
"First of its kind 8K scan from fully restored 70mm film"--Container.
This fully restored DVD set includes over 80 minutes of all new bonus features: Baraka : A Closer Look, and Baraka : Restoration.--Product description.
"This film is presented in a letterbox widescreen format that preserves the original 70mm Todd-AO theatrical exhibition."--Back cover of container.
"In the ancient Sufi language, [baraka] is a word that translates to 'the thread that weaves life together"--Container.
"Baraka is an ancient Sufi word that translates as a blessing, or the breath or essense of life."--Photographer Mark Magidson, page iii of Baraka : a Visual Journal.
During the production of the film, Mark Magidson also took still photographs, which were published in 1999 in the book "Baraka : a Visual Journal."
Credits: Edited by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, David E. Aubrey ; restoration producer, Christopher M. Reyna ; music direction and original music by Michael Stearns.
Description: 2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; NTSC; wide screen presentation; aspect ratio 2.21:1; Dolby Digital 5.1; DTS 96/24.
Contents: Disc 1 : Nepal morning --
Meditation --
Balinese "Monkey" chant (Kecak) --
Volcanoes/Organics --
Body adornment --
Dance --
Water journey --
Destruction --
Brazil favela/Cigarette factory --
Subway riders/Monk with bell --
City and manufacturing --
Chickens --
Calcutta foragers/Homeless --
Street travelers/Buto dance --
War/Oil fires --
Steel workers/Death camps --
Tiananmen Square/Stone figures --
Varanasi sunrise --
Eclipse/Sacred journey --
Rotating starfields. Disc 2 : Bonus features: Baraka: a closer look (Produced by Funhouse Entertainment on behalf of MPI Media Group ; Producer/director, David Gregory ; 76 min. ; 2008) ; Restoration (MPI Media Group ; Funhouse Entertainment ; 7 min. ; 2008).
Responsibility: a Mark Magidson production ; a Ron Fricke film ; a production of Magidson Films, Inc. ; directed and photographed by Ron Fricke ; produced by Mark Magidson ; concept & scenario by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Bob Green ; original treatment written by Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas, Ron Fricke.
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Shot in 24 countries across six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasizing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature.

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