2012 Documentary Rated PG-13
|In Theaters||August 24, 2012|
|On Blu-ray||Yes||Now Available||?|
|On DVD||January 8, 2013||Now Available||?|
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. 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 four-year period in twenty-five countries on five continents, SAMSARA transports us via stunning 70mm 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 and transcendent music that infuses the ancient with the modern. SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world, from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience, and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images.
Box office gross: $2.5 million. View box office history.
Released by Freestyle Releasing. See credits.