Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: September 7, 2012 - Vancouver - September 7, 2012 - Vancouver
October 5 - Toronto
October 19 - Ottawa

DVD: January 15, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.40
based on 10 votes and 4 reviews
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SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means "the ever turning wheel of life" and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Director: Ron Fricke
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Mark Magidson
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  • 4 stars "Great movie!"
  • 5 stars "Amazing!"
  • 4 stars "enjoyed it! 70mm film converted to 4k digital light projection, still exquisite. there were, however, several scenes i fell asleep from music that was incessantly the same... not good to miss clips. it was sobering to see how animals are processed en masse for food... yikes... ugh! [or manual factory work] i question choice of color rendition for moonlit time lapse scenes, the 'white balance' should [[not]] look so bluish, but same as daytime sun [must be limitation of film itself]. i like baraka more."