One of the best documentaries of last year was Ron Fricke‘s Samsara, a wordless follow-up to Baraka and if you have any doubts as to how provocative a wordless documentary can actually be, the production has just brought online one of the more devastating clips from the film taking a close look at our world’s food production.
Here’s a quote from producer Mark Magidson that accompanied the clip.
“We are happy this clip has struck a chord with so many people, and we hope that the interest in this clip will lead viewers to see Samsara in its entirety. This clip represents only 6 minutes from a 100 minute long film, which was photographed in 25 countries and explores many other diverse aspects of the human experience. We would love for viewers to experience Samsara as a whole.”~ producer Mark Magidson
Samsara is a film best seen on the biggest screen possible because it depends largely on just that, it’s size, for the greatest impact. Unfortunately for anyone that missed it last year, you’re going to have to depend on Blu-ray for your optimal viewing experience.
I wrote a lot more about it 35MM]