A lovely friend gave me 2 tickets to the Adelaide preview of Samsara and I went in, expecting to be treated to an incredible photographic documentary and it was most definitely that. I wasn't expecting the full range of emotions that happened, to not only me, but the other movie goers in the Palace Nova cinema on Rundle Street, Adelaide.
The movie opens with a splash of colour and music. The music throughout is so perfectly timed, so brilliantly embedded into the movie that it's quite a while before you realise that not one human voice is spoken throughout the 102 minutes.
Samsara is a terrific mix of time lapse photography, slow motion and aerial photography and shows the world at it's most beautiful and not-so-beautiful. From the jungles of Africa, to the urban jungles of California and the rise of the super populated countries of China, India and the Philippines, it is like nothing I've ever seen before. I was on an emotional rollercoaster; at one moment in awe of the beauty captured, and then feeling shame and disgust for being a consumer in the 21st Century.