Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Balinese Tari Legong Dancers,
Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi,
Puti Sri Candra Dewi
'Journey of Hanuman' preserves moments still existing in India that have not been disturbed by globalization and are connected with the antique spiritual knowledge of India. I wanted to ... See full summary »
A retired piano tuner from London attempts to deliver a 100-year old piano to a remote Himalayan school, situated in one of the most isolated settlements in the world. If successful, it will be the highest piano delivery in history.
The film was released in 11 different variations, including a theatrical version, a web version in three parts, a music version, TV episodic cuts and behind-the-scenes footage. See more »
This movie exists in several versions for several uses and platforms: The theatrical version (191 minutes), a shorter theatrical version (143 minutes), a TV version for French TV station France 2 (131 minutes) and an extended version on YouTube (263 minutes divided into three parts). See more »
A gateway to human connection
This is an inspired review. After stumbling across a short clip and being lead to the entire production on YouTube, I feel I've been given a tremendous gift. What has been presented for us is a clear window into the souls of those we live with but never normally see.
The chosen angle of people being shown creates a personal feel that gave me a feeling that I was being spoken to. Topics were given eclectic voices, articulated in ways that will forever keep my eyes open wide to the vastness of human expression. Cleverly shot, contemplative scenery of both nature and humanity were spliced at intervals allowed for a well paced interchange and time to reflect.
The music wonderfully complements the atmosphere being created. It aids contemplation and harmonises the stories with the scenery.
The high-definition format adds to the feeling of immersion, seamlessly moving me from one story to the next. I was reminded by the work of Ron Fricke with the documentary 'Samsara' which uses a similar approach.
This, however, gives a poetic voice to humans' narration of life experience that adds another dimension to this piece.
'Human' felt like an education that I wish I had received in my formative years. But I am thankful for it now and I hope it will take you on a journey similar to the one I have taken, the journey of being 'Human'.
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