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Samsara Details

  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2012
  • Rated: Some Sexual Images and Some Disturbing Images
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Ron Fricke

FULL SYNOPSIS

Director and cinematographer Ron Fricke offers a striking glimpse into some of the world's most remarkable happenings in this visually spectacular documentary. Following in the same template as 1992's Ron Fricke (also directed by Fricke), Samsara is a study in the ways humanity works as a collective and as individuals, with the cycle of human existence providing the subtext for the parade of images (the title is a Tibetan word meaning "the wheel of life"). Combining scenes of destruction and rebirth, images of profound humanity and mechanized lifelessness, Ron Fricke includes remarkable images of people working together en masse, including Muslims visiting the holy city of Mecca, hundred of Chinese dancers performing a synchronized routine, and prisoners doing group exercises in a prison yard. Fricke filmed Samsara over a period of several years, shooting on 65mm film stock and transferring the footage to 4K high-definition video for post-production and exhibition. Samsara received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 24, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
American Cinema Editors Guild Mark Magidson Best Edited Documentary 2012 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Ron Fricke Best Edited Documentary 2012 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Ron Fricke
Director
Mark Magidson
Producer
Mark Magidson
Screenwriter
Ron Fricke
Screenwriter
Ron Fricke
Cinematographer
Lisa Gerrard
Composer (Music Score)
Marcello De Francisci
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Magidson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Stearns
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Stearns
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Magidson
Editor
Ron Fricke
Editor
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