Visually Stunning First Trailer for Documentary SAMSARA Shot Entirely on 70MM Film

     April 24, 2012

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File this one away in the “win” column in the argument for using film over digital.  The breathtaking imagery in director Ron Fricke and writer Mark Magidson’s trailer for Samsara paints a vivid moving picture of our varied and colorful world, captured in 70mm film.  The documentary (the most recent in a filmography that features Baraka and Chronos) is a visual journey across 25 different countries over the course of five years that features vibrant scenes that bridge humanity and nature and is accompanied by a dynamic score.  The word Samsara itself is Tibetan for “the ever-turning wheel of life,” something that Fricke attempts to capture through his unique visual style.  Hit the jump to see the trailer and read the synopsis for Samsara, which opens in theaters this August.

Here’s the synopsis for Samsara, followed by the first trailer:

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. Dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world, from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience, and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.

Click here to watch the trailer in HD over at Apple.

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