Samsara

“Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.” – IMDb

“Saṃsāra (Sanskrit संसार), is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation) as well as one’s actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism,[1] and Sikhism[citation needed].” – Wikipedia

I loved the way this film was shot. It seems to reduce everything to motion. I loved the slow still shots that seem like a photo until you notice the slight movement. The film collates so many different events and display them side by side, like one big collage of human existence on earth. This collage takes away the narrative of any individual character yet creates a narrative none the less.

Of course I am very interested in the process of working with physical film – or reels for sound recording.

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Samsara

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