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This is a movie I heard about the other day (and downloaded and watched repeatedly and will probably end up buying the DVD).<br><br><br><br>
It was filmed in 24 countries in 14 months by a three man crew.<br><br><br><br>
It juxtaposes film much like Adbusters juxtaposes pictures to try and make us see things in new ways. It has no dialog, only a running soundtrack that emphasizes the film.<br><br><br><br>
"...this critically-acclaimed film masterpiece highlights the beauty and interconnectedness of the world."<br><br><br><br>
Pan down to the bottom of this <a href="http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/baraka.aspx" target="_blank">site</a> and you'll see several stills from the picture.<br><br><br><br>
I should point out that it's not merely watching a national geographic episode, but that they alter some videos and make things happen faster or slower to change our perception of them. For instance, they speed up gangs of people using a crosswalk over the course of a day so it looks like hoards of insects.<br><br><br><br>
Also from that site -
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<div class="quote-block">"Visual images include...<br><br>
Tibetan monks, Orthodox Jews, Whirling Dervishes, a solar eclipse, Buddhist monks, African tribal rituals, Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, rain forests, Ayers Rock, Big Sur country, Hawaiian volcanoes, Brazilian slums, time-lapse footage of car and pedestrian traffic, post-Persian Gulf War shots of Kuwait's burning oil fields, burning-of-the-dead ceremonies on the Ganges, refuse dumps of Calcutta, Auschwitz, Egyptian Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Mount Everest, Tuol Sleng in Cambodia, Indonesian factory workers.</div>
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It's really an amazing piece of art.
 

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I love it! My husband and I have this on VHS because it's one of our absolute favorite. There's really not much else that I can say about it except that it's amazing!
 

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Love it!!!!! Amazing. Beautiful.<br><br><br><br>
Watching the monkey chilling in the hot water pond right at the beginning was a spiritual experience - so human.... or are we so animal.... what's the difference?<br><br><br><br>
I had him as desktop wallpaper for a long time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That is a great part Oatmeal! He just sits there... for several minutes. Perfectly content. Pensive.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I want to keep this up just so a few other people can see it before it falls to the abyss. It's truly a great movie, I hope I can see a few more reviews be some other posters. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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