Bud Watch Party ~ Samsara

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Filmed over nearly 5 years in 25 countries on 5 continents, be transported to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time
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, Samsara 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. 

Expanding on the themes they developed in Baraka and Chronos, 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.  Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara 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.

Stream the 102-minute film at the link. You'll need to log on to Hoopla to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

102 min.
Stunning. Unlike anything you will ever see.

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying socially distant, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share hot documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.