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Baraka

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Baraka

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a C

If the makers of Baraka, billed as ”A World Beyond Words,” had had any sense of humor, they would have called it Mondo Mondo. It’s a lavishly filmed catalog of everything under the sun to the accompaniment of America’s favorite world music: dervishes and Yanomamo, the Balinese monkey chant and Japanese commuters — scenic wonders and technology’s terrors, speeded up à la Koyaanisqatsi. With no subtitles or narration to get in the way — or diminish its New Age sanctimoniousness — Baraka is a moving issue of National Geographic that’s not very moving. C

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