Samsara / August 7, 2012

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Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘the ever turning wheel of life’. The greatest  achievement in Buddhism is to perceive Samsara as Nirvana, but this film might change some Monks’ minds. Or not. Its title must be paradoxical on purpose.

The film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous.


It was photographed entirely on 70mm film and was then scanned with the highest resolution available to the new 4K digital projection format.

The result is clear. Our utmost respect to director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson.