Scenes From Samsara

Filmmakers 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. (Magidson Films)

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Filmmakers 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.

Baptism

Their 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.

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Doll Faces

A non-verbal, guided meditation, Samsara explores the interconnectedness between humanity and our world in the continuous wheel of life from birth to rebirth.

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Epupa Falls

It's a mesmerizing display of all the intriguing and disturbing realities we encounter—art and religion, meat factories and imprisonment—in that life cycle.

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Ghana Fantasy Coffins

The filmmakers spoke with Outside about their vision, world travel, and the power of flow.

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Martial Arts Academy

Martial artists at the Tagou Wushu Academy, Zhengzhou City, China.

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Sand Mandala

Tibetan 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.

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Namibia

A sand dune in Namibia forms with the natural flow of elements.

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Soldiers

Sailors of the Chinese People's Liberation Army march in serried ranks.

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Sossusvlai

Nighttime in Sossusvlei in the southern Namib Desert.

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Bali Dancer

A Bali dancer from the film Samsara.

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Bog Man

The Tollund man, at the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark.

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Cairo

The old and the new in Cairo, Egypt.

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Ghana Pickers

Children sift through trash heaps for valuables in Ghana.

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Los Angeles

Night lights in Los Angeles, California.

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Thiksey Monastery

Monks at the Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India.

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