Samsara is a documentary that came out back in 2011. It took over 5 years to make and covers 25 countries on 5 different continents.
This fantastic documentary brings us to different sacred grounds, natural wonders, industrial complexes, and so much more. It is the sequel to a film called Baraka that is also quite inspirational itself. Samsara takes the viewers on a journey and really helps them to understand different aspects of the world. The film is non-verbal yet speaks a thousand words. The images given are far more powerful than any narrative could have been.
It is a film that will truly make you question everything; your environment, your relationship with other people, and your relationship with yourself will all become questions you cannot find the answers to. It uses nature to evoke meaning in a way that nothing else can compare to. We as the audience create our own story out of what we are being given so no two people take away the same thing.
The word itself ‘Samsara‘ is a Sanskrit word that refers to the wheel of life/the cycle of birth. Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson were the creative forces behind this mind-blowing documentary, they invite us to truly understand ourselves and learn to appreciate the human condition. We find out on a deeper level that even in suffering and death paths of rebirth or transformation can be found. In experiencing Samsara we are challenging our minds to really step into the reality of this incredible energy that comes from the wheel of life itself.
There is not much more I can say about this film as my words do it nowhere near justice that it deserves. Check out the trailer below and if you really want to become more one with yourself and those around you take the time to watch the full film yourself. I promise you will not regret it.