Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Baraka - Review

Translated from ancient Sufi as “the thread that weaves life together”, Ron Fricke’s elegiac and profound global journey explores our world’s magnificent, and often cruel, heart. 

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Extraordinary timelapse photography represents the relentless pulse of humanity and nature while moments of calm reflection find beauty in our planet’s endlessly varied faces and landscapes, as well as its desolation, isolation and horror.

Ultimately, though, it is Fricke’s delicate, demanding juxtaposing of images and themes – Brazil’s majestic Iguazu Falls and the perpetual flow of Tokyo commuters, a million flamingoes taking flight over Kenya’s Lake Magadi and a B52 graveyard – that makes this a delight for eyes, hearts and minds.


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