Thursday, December 29, 2005


A friend recommended I watch the movie "Baraka," so my wife and I ordered it from Netflix. It's not a new movie (1991), but I never heard of it before now. It's also not ordinary in the sense of following some kind of plot or overt message. I would call it a documentary, except it has no words. It is composed entirely of music with breathtaking images of cultures and societies around the world. It also portrays many of the inequities and atrocities present in our modern world, such as poverty and genocide. I was both inspired and disturbed by what I saw. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to gain a deeper appreciation for the immense cultural richness of this planet.

Images from the film:

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