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19 November 1993 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Ron Fricke 
Writing credits
Ron Fricke (concept) &
Mark Magidson (concept)

Ron Fricke (scenario) &
Mark Magidson (scenario)

Genevieve Nicholas (treatment) &
Constantine Nicholas (treatment) &
Ron Fricke (treatment)

Bob Green  concept
Bob Green  scenario

Produced by
Mark Magidson .... producer
Alton Walpole .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Michael Stearns 
Cinematography by
Ron Fricke 
Film Editing by
David Aubrey  (as David E. Aubrey)
Ron Fricke 
Mark Magidson 
Sound Department
David Brownlow .... location sound recordist
David Brownlow .... sound
Craig Huxley .... soundtrack (as Craig Hundley)
Matthew Iadarola .... mixer: soundtrack, Skywalker Sound
Robert Jansen .... sound transfers: Skywalker Sound
Dave Lomino .... sound transfers: Skywalker Sound (as David Lomino)
John Morris .... sound effects design
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Jeffrey R. Payne .... sound transfers: Skywalker Sound (as Jeffrey Payne)
Joseph Piantadosi .... sound transfers: Skywalker Sound (as Joe Piantadosi)
Miguel Rivera .... dialogue editor
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Michael Semanick .... foley engineer
Tom Sherlock .... sound transfers: Skywalker Sound
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Michael Stearns .... location sound recordist
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Eric Thompson .... foley engineer
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Mitchell .... assistant camera
Lee Parker .... cinematography consultant
Richard Vetter .... cinematography consultant
Ali Salim Yasar .... electrician
Editorial Department
David Bartholomew .... post-production consultant: 70 mm film assembly
Gay Browning .... first assistant editor
James Sheridan .... negative cutter
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Babak Mansouri .... location liaison
Robin Smith .... location researcher
Music Department
Michael Stearns .... musical director
Other crew
Kimber Hightower .... production assistant
Christopher Reyna .... Blu-ray Producer

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Director Ron Fricke invented a special time lapse camera just to make this film as he found the IMAX cameras too cumbersome.See more »
Factual errors: The city Istanbul is misspelled in the movie twice, as Instanbul.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hydro (2014)See more »
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75 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
Transcendant, 24 September 1999
Author: tritisan from Mill Valley, CA

To do describe this work of art simply as a "movie" would be inaccurate and unjustified. More akin to a tone poem Baraka is.

Is this what the world would look like to a god, a being who experiences time differently than we do?

While Koyaanisqatsi effectively drilled its message, "Humans are destroying the planet!", into our hypnotized minds, Baraka lets you ponder and meditate its multiple meanings. Are humans just another part of the ecosystem, behaving as any other organism would with our capabilities? Or are we different, even alien, to this world?

10 out of 10.

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