Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative film directed by renowned filmmaker, Ron Fricke. The film, which centered on the compilation of natural events, technology and human activities in over 24 countries, featured no voice-over or narrative whatsoever. Bakraka, which was a follow up to Godfrey Reggio’s non-verbal documentary film titled, Koyaanisqatsi, was shot over a 14-month period. Baraka is also the first film in over 20 years to be photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format.
The unique concept behind the film is to feature a universal cultural perspective, featuring culture and bio diversity across six continents. Baraka featured some of the most iconic landmarks of the world such as the Dip Tse Chok Ling monastery, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Ryoan temple in Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania and so much more. The film was also featured a lot of long tracking shots through various settings.