July 30, 2012

Manic Monday: Samsara



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 period of almost 5 years and in 25 countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.  By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and 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.  Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.  Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

I can't wait to see this film but it doesn't look like it will be released in Amsterdam for a while unfortunately. It opens in the U.S. on August 24th in a few cities and then has a larger release on September 7th so check release dates.


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  1. This film looks supercool! I may have to check it out when it opens in NYC. Thanks for the informative post :)

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