A Visual Journal
ISBN10: 0967174406 ISBN13: 9780967174402 Publisher: St Anns Pr Published: Oct 1 1999 Weight: 2.55lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 13.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Cinematographer Mark Magidson took these photographs during the filming of the acclaimed 1993 cult movie, Beraka: A World Beyond Words. Shot in over 24 countries, the film is a visualization of the global rhythms of life. Images of rituals, landscape, and urban spaces from Brazil to Bali, New York to Calcutta, and the Himalayas to Reims Cathedral capture the interconnectedness of humanity and, define in pictures, the meaning of "Baraka", the Sufi word for "the essence of life". The film was awarded Best Picture at the Montreal World Film Festival and the Award of Excellence from the United Nations Society of Writers. "Magnificent Visionary and shimmeringly beautiful.... A dazzling collage of images and life on this planet", wrote Kevin Thomas reviewing the film for the Los Angeles Times.