1000 HandsFilmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson have made a living traveling to the world's most spectacular locations, gathering images of unsurpassed natural beauty and the human activity, both mundane and miraculous, amidst that beauty.
BaptismTheir latest film, Samsara, which debuts in the U.S. on August 24, is the culmination of the skills they've honed from previous acclaimed films like Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi.
Doll FacesA non-verbal, guided meditation, Samsara explores the interconnectedness between humanity and our world in the continuous wheel of life from birth to rebirth.
Epupa FallsIt's a mesmerizing display of all the intriguing and disturbing realities we encounter—art and religion, meat factories and imprisonment—in that life cycle.
Ghana Fantasy CoffinsThe filmmakers spoke with Outside about their vision, world travel, and the power of flow.
Martial Arts AcademyMartial artists at the Tagou Wushu Academy, Zhengzhou City, China.
Sand MandalaTibetan Buddhist monks at the Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India, create a sand mandala, a sacred piece of art they'll destroy after it is completed.
NamibiaA sand dune in Namibia forms with the natural flow of elements.
SoldiersSailors of the Chinese People's Liberation Army march in serried ranks.
SossusvlaiNighttime in Sossusvlei in the southern Namib Desert.
Bali DancerA Bali dancer from the film Samsara.
Bog ManThe Tollund man, at the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark.
CairoThe old and the new in Cairo, Egypt.
Ghana PickersChildren sift through trash heaps for valuables in Ghana.
Los AngelesNight lights in Los Angeles, California.
Thiksey MonasteryMonks at the Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India.
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