Filmmaking is arranging a series of images to express something. But in its most potent form “filmmaking” combines all other art forms into one pristine piece that affects our hearts and minds, and has the potential to change the world.
What Ron Fricke has done over the course of his lifetime has inspired me light years beyond ScarFace, Time Bandits or Star Wars… Beyond Peter Beard and Bruce Davidson, Ron weaves moving photographic mantras. Combining light and sound into emotional intent that always personifies what it is to be a living human being and be aware of it…
His story is the same, but one that can be told a thousand ways. In Samsara, he’s filmed over five years, in twenty-five countries, on five continents, and shot entirely on 70mm film, what a G.
Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders painting a portrait of modern life on planet Earth.
Trip… Out… As he single-handedly embarrasses most “directors” and “artists” for that matter, and attempts to change the world by expanding our consciousnesses upward. Swag on that.
(Worldwide theatrical release is scheduled for late summer 2012.)