‘Samsara’ Debut / Trailer / US Launch
‘Samsara,’ Ron Fricke‘s follow-up film to his critically acclaimed non-verbal epic ‘Baraka‘ has been in development for years with very few updates. The film premiered in Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It has been announced Samsara will debut in American theaters beginning August 2012.
Update – Watch the Trailer for Samsara:
New Update: Since the film has been released and premiered since the time of this writing I have added the additional resources related to the film below:
- Q&A Panel with Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, and Lisa Gerrard from Toronto International Film Festival 2011
- Review of Samsara [via Toronto Film Scene]
- Spirit Of Baraka Fan Site
Both philosophically and technically, Samsara will build on the team’s earlier work. Expanding on the themes of interconnection and transcendence which they developed in Baraka (1992), Samsara will focus on the cycle of Birth, Death and Rebirth, from the perspectives of many cultures. Neither a traditional documentary, nor a travelogue, Samsara will take the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world, as they are swept along on a journey of the soul. Through powerful images, the film will illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet. Samsara will be part of a 21st Century mythology, revealing parts of our imperilled planet never before photographed. It will combine original and indigenous music with dance as well as other contemporary art forms.