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Baraka/Chronos

Synopsis
Two films from the cinematographer of KOYAANISQUATSI, Ron Fricke.
BARAKA (1992) is a visually stunning film shot over 13 months in 24 countries, providing an overwhelming experience that spans the geographical, cultural and social diversity of our changing planet. Set to an atmospheric soundtrack inspired by various rituals and nature itself, the film captures the very essence of man’s relationship with the earth, both harmonious and catastrophic. BARAKA is a journey of rediscovery. It is the power, the beauty and the rage of life itself. It is the world we live in.

CHRONOS (1985) was Fricke’s directorial debut. Originally shot in the largest film format, Imax 1570, the film imparts a unique vision of our world - the first non-verbal, non-fiction motion picture to be filmed in time-lapse photography. Presented as a visual symphony in seven movements, Chronos embarks on an unprecedented cinematic journey across the worlds of natural beauty and manmade monuments, as it explores the essence of time.

DVD Extras: 2 discs. BAKARA includes Making-of, crew interviews and behind the scenes feature. CHRONOS includes director, composer, production manager commentary and behind the scenes feature.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1985/1992
Notes
BARAKA is also available separately on VHS (2ND1090 and DVD (2NDVD3024) for £19.99 each, and CHRONOS on DVD (2NDVD3115) for £12.99
Subjects
Anthropology; Geography
Keywords
natural history; social life and customs; time; time-lapse photography

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
135 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

Mayfair Entertainment

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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