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Samsara - Film Review

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
Published December 13th 2012
From National Geographic is the story of Samsara; a powerful film shot in 25 countries over an amazing time frame of 5 years.



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.



Visually, it was incredible. Emotionally, it had quite an impact and created quite a discussion afterwards.



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.



Samsara is a must see - but my tip would be to perhaps not eat a big meal beforehand. But, I can almost guarantee that you WILL enjoy it!
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I to have seen this movie, it's absolutely awesome in the true sense of the word. You have described it well Paula
by Caroline Lloyd (score: 1|73) 2016 days ago
I loved this film :) An experience to be had :)
by Rebecca A. Kerr (score: 1|52) 2024 days ago
I to have seen this movie, it's absolutely awesome in the true sense of the word. You have described it well Paula
by Caroline Lloyd (score: 1|73) 2016 days ago
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