Cinema Mindfulness: Baraka by Ron Fricke
Baraka It is perhaps so incredible because it was filmed in 24 countries and 6 continents, with music by Michael Stearns. The film has no actors, has no script and is what we call a "flow of the continuum of the mind", with the best and worst of human life on the planet in meditation.
Filmed with an audiovisual technique called kaleidoscopic hyperrealism, shows us the daily life of the world from different perspectives. Baraka You can be considered a film without words, made to meditate. Instead, the film presents issues, as the director was finding them throughout countries that he visited: evokes the steps in mind, recalls the emotions, is pure cinema.
The title Baraka It means blessing in a multitude of languages, derived from the Arabic, descended from an ancestor common and Semitic resembles the Hebrew Baruch. But it is an old sufi name, which can be translated as "the blessing of the breathing, or the essence of a complete perspective on life". For many critics Baraka This can be set on this continuous style of small stories that show us the beauty and the destruction of humans.
Ron offers us a journey of discovery and return to the home. The key message is one: God or an order is present in all things. From nature to big cities. Baraka is a film which has no verbal description, this allows the mind of the Viewer to question and make their own judgments of the possible meaning of the work.
Where are we going?
It is an attractive and persuasive film for viewing philosophical, offering more content of discussion that most of the films, fickle and full of special effects. The film raises a number of questions in our time in audiovisual collage format. While many see in it a non-verbal argument for the philosophical movement of the mind, better known as "deep ecology", which are not as versed in the East, in Hebrew or in audiovisual techniques can feel the deep and genuine provocation ethnic that raises
The main point of the film is: "What is the Westernization of the world doing?". Ron masterfully portrays this modernization making the faster images in its rhythm and music, like a scenes of life styles change from the more natural to the most advanced technologically. The film shows us an established order, which implies an underlying pattern: poverty, prostitution, predation and rot. This model provides some of the most disturbing images of the film, including collections of bones of the Holocaust. Throughout this section, the film flows into different clips from the industrial holding. Chicks are pushed through a system of examinations and vaccinations. The implications are clear. Human beings have much value in Western societies as the chicks on the industrial farm. In the same way, as well as the industrial farm workers have little affection towards her chickens and as quickly as possible, pushing them through the processing Western countries care little about their citizens and just try to push them to productive life through.
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