ALEXANDER FEHT     Composer • Poet • Translator 

Baraka (DVD): Bravo, Ron Fricke!

Bravo, Ron Fricke!
Baraka (DVD)
October 24, 2003

I don't buy the latent philosophy of this film (its inclination toward Zen/Sufi/New Age centrifugal escapism is too obvious), but when I see a masterpiece I cannot deny it. "Baraka" is a visual art of very good taste, informative, and emotionally disturbing. Also, I completely agree with the authors' silent critique of the big modern cities: they ARE evil, ridiculous, and ugly. There are several scenes in this film that made me believe again that I haven't seen it all yet! Don't miss this one. - Alexander Feht