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Samsara/Baraka - Preview

Samsara & Baraka

Preview by Jack Foley

TO CELEBRATE the Blu-ray and DVD release of acclaimed films Samsara and Baraka on Monday, January 14, 2013, we have two copies of the box set up for grabs.


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.


Now 20 years after its original release Baraka has been widely hailed as a classic that even now continues to find new audiences. It has won numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI (International Critics) Award for Best Picture at its initial release at the Montreal Film Festival in 1992.

Win Samsara/Baraka box sets

To celebrate the release of Samsara and Baraka on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, January 14, 2012, IndieLondon is giving readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies of the box set featuring both films. Simply answer the following question…

Q. How many years did Samsara take to film?

Simply send the answer to Samsara/Baraka competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email