BARAKA Live Cinema Experience
“Nothing in this epic visual poem is less than extraordinary.” – Washington Post.
Baraka is a word from the Sufi tradition of mystical Islam which translates to ‘blessing’ or ‘breath of life’. Considered a unique masterpiece, Baraka weaves a spell of breathtaking cinematography that is pure visual poetry. Directed by Ron Fricke (Koyaanisqaatsi, Samsara) and filmed in 24 countries across 6 continents, the film contrasts the spiritual, the materialistic and natural world around us into a mesmerising cinematic portrait of our planet and the miracle that is life.
“A paralysingly beautiful documentary with a global vision—an odyssey through landscape and time—that attempts to capture the essence of life.” – The Irish Times
The BARAKA screening will be accompanied by a live original soundtrack performed by the all-star musicians of Darwin’s WORLD MIX COLLECTIVE. Led by legendary drummer Allen Murphy, the Darwin World Mix Collective features some of Darwin’s finest musicians hailing from across the planet including Ram Kumar (tabla), Akio Hoshi (Taiko, harmonica, percussion), Yuka Fukuzaki (vocals), Bong Ramilo (guitar, ukulele), Brendan Hicks (bass), Mick Totham (electric guitar) and special guests. This unique multicultural music collective will perform alongside the feature film, providing a unique once-only experience of the classic film for local audiences.
Seating is limited. @e recommend pre-purchasing tickets on-line ticket via DARWIN TICKETS.
CINEMART is dedicated to hosting unique screen arts events showcasing the work of local and independent filmmakers, artists and festivals in Darwin and the Northern Territory. Curated by local filmmaker Timothy Parish, Cinemart events include live music soundtracks, short film nights and special workshops for the local film industry.