FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT
Screening Under Stars
Event starts at 8pm with power music performance, followed by mesmerizing BARAKA
FREE – No Tickets Required – Saturday June 11th, 2016 – 8pm
1 Brimley Road South
(Rain or Shine) – (bring blankets, chairs, snacks and hot drinks)
Release Year: 1992
Directed by: Ron Fricke
A world beyond words.
Without words, cameras show us the world, with an emphasis not on “where,” but on “what’s there.” It begins with morning, natural landscapes and people at prayer: volcanoes, waterfalls, veldts, and forests; several hundred monks do a monkey chant. Indigenous peoples apply body paint; whole villages dance. The film moves to destruction of nature via logging, blasting, and strip mining. Images of poverty, rapid urban life, and factories give way to war, concentration camps, and mass graves. Ancient ruins come into view, and then a sacred river where pilgrims bathe and funeral pyres burn. Prayer and nature return. A monk rings a huge bell; stars wheel across the sky.
From the Director and Producer team that brought us Samsara (played at Scarborough Film Festival 2015), and Chronos, this film is a cinematic event like no other.