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Baraka Netflix is a great service because we wind up seeing great films that we might never have heard of before. The other day a 1992 film called Baraka arrived in the mail. We popped it in the DVD player a couple of days later. I didn't know what to expect because the description on the label was fairly general but as soon as it started I realized that this is a must see. There is no dialogue, no script, no main and supporting characters as such and no plot. But it is fascinating, emotional, inspiring and all too short at 96 minutes.

The film encapsulates a day in the life of earth and seems to span many if not all religious practices, 6 continents, 24 countries, the comings and goings, the architecture, the nature and even the destruction and waste. It is a heliocentric day in the life. FIlmed before HD, the film is absolutely gorgeous.

Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as "a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds."  There is also an incredible soundtrack including on site recordings of The Monks Of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.

Cosmic. See it.
Baraka, filmed by a three person crew over a period of 14 months in 24 countries across 6 continents -- also available at Amazon.


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