Here is a beautiful, entirely nonverbal documentary containing images of 24 countries from 6 continents, created by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, music by Michael Stearns.
According to the Spirit of Baraka (nonverbal film)
Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as "a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds." For many people Baraka is the definitive film in this style. Breathtaking shots from around the world show the beauty and destruction of nature and humans. Coupled with an incredible soundtrack including on site recordings of The Monks Of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.
Baraka is evidence of a huge global project fueled by a personal passion for the world and visual art. Working on a reported US$4 million budget, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with a three-person crew, swept through 24 countries in 14 months to make this stunning film.
It made me wonder, can nature coexist with our modern, industrialized society? I highly recommend it, especially on a calm evening.
The full-length documentary can be seen here (and in full screen
). For a much better viewing experience, you may want to rent it i.e. at netflix