Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.

Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.

By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, the documentary subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Samsara is a documentary film that 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. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, the film takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.

Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Samsara was photographed entirely in 70mm film utilizing both standard frame rates and with a motion control time-lapse camera designed specifically for this project.

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  1. I know many of the shots took a lot of preparation, time, and patience to complete.
    Thank you for bringing alternative views of well known, and insightful views of lesser known places to us.

  2. Deberias publicar mas posts como esta… Gracias, Un saludo

  3. don’t waste your time here. Commercials every 3 minutes.

  4. Ad blocker for firefox, chrome or IE. Never see an advert online again. I honestly would sell my pc tommorow if it was not for this wonderful little program called AD BLOCKER.

  5. Very good reference documents. Worth one’s while.

  6. I give up!!! I cant stand the advertising!!!!

  7. Amazing, but would be nice if it would let you know were the scenes are from..

  8. I remember the firs projects of a robotic face with human emotions of Mr Hiroshi Ishiguro many years ago when it was still a prototype. You actually cant see the difference anymore when you look at this.And by the way has any one noticed part 2 at 6:48 the first column of dolls? Fantastic isn’t? I personally think that most of major brand that make dolls for adults should take that as a example. Actually I went there and checked it. There already are dolls like that available online to buy. People go and check it out. It is ? Well it is how it is. I find it frightening a little. Out of all. One of the best documentaries if you can call it that way I have seen for a very long time. I somehow fell it’s going to be another masterpiece to watch for all and yet somehow its going to be everyone’s their own movie.

  9. but the advertisements suck

  10. Thank you also so much for posting this Doc!!!!! its amazing

  11. YES! thanks a million for posting this, I have been wanting to watch this for a while now.