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Baraka ()


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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

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Directed by

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Ron Fricke

Written by

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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

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Mark Magidson ... producer
Alton Walpole ... supervising producer

Music by

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Michael Stearns

Cinematography by

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Ron Fricke

Film Editing by

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David Aubrey ... (as David E. Aubrey)
Ron Fricke
Mark Magidson

Editorial Department

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David Bartholomew ... post-production consultant: 70 mm film assembly
Gay Browning ... first assistant editor
James Sheridan ... negative cutter
Christopher Kulikowski ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Brownlow ... location sound recordist / 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

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Bill Mitchell ... assistant camera
Lee Ford Parker ... cinematography consultant (as Lee Parker)
Richard Vetter ... cinematography consultant
Ali Salim Yasar ... electrician

Location Management

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Babak Mansouri ... location liaison
Robin Smith ... location researcher

Music Department

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Michael Stearns ... musical director

Other crew

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Kimber Hightower ... production assistant
Christopher Reyna ... Blu-ray Producer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Without words, cameras show us the world, with an emphasis not on "where," but on "what's there." It begins with morning, natural landscapes and people at prayer: volcanoes, water falls, veldts, and forests; several hundred Balinese Hindu men perform kecak, the monkey chant. Indigenous peoples apply body paint; whole villages dance. The film moves to destruction of nature via logging, blasting, and strip mining. Images of poverty, rapid urban life, and factories give way to war, concentration camps, and mass graves. Ancient ruins come into view, and then a sacred river where pilgrims bathe and funeral pyres burn. Prayer and nature return. A monk rings a huge bell; stars wheel across the sky. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Baraka - Eine Welt jenseits der Worte (Germany)
  • Барака (Russia)
  • Világok arca: Baraka (Hungary)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Baraka was the first film in over twenty years to be photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format, an extremely high definition wide-screen film format developed in the mid 1950s. The previous film filmed in this particular format was The Last Valley (1971). See more »
Goofs The city Istanbul is misspelled in the movie twice, as Instanbul. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Host of Seraphim See more »

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