The Great Visually Appealing Cinematic Documentaries
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The Great Visually Appealing Cinematic Documentaries

The Great Visually Appealing Cinematic Documentary films like Samsara (2011), Baraka (1992), Human (2015), Koyaanisqatsi (1983) and Chronos (1985).

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Human (2015)

A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.



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Baraka (1992)

Without words, cameras show us the world, with an emphasis not on "where," but on "what's there." It begins with morning, natural landscapes and people at prayer: volcanoes, water falls, veldts, and forests; several hundred monks do a monkey chant. Indigenous peoples apply body paint; whole villages dance. The film moves to destruction of nature via logging, blasting, and strip mining. Images of poverty, rapid urban life, and factories give way t...



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Samsara (2011)

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.



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Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

This experimental film looks at the world and more specifically the effect man has had on the landscape and the environment. Without narration, the film shows the world in a pristine condition and untouched: blue skies, beautiful landscapes and endless vistas. The man-made world is much less appealing. Essentially a montage using a variety of film techniques to provide a visually stunning montage of images.



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TimeScapes (2012)

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The non-narrative film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.



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Chronos (1985)

Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.



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Aquarela (2019)

From massive waves to melting ice, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky travels around the world to capture stunning images of the beauty and raw power of water.



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Visitors (2013)

From the director of Koyaanisqatsi, an astonishing film that documents the drama of how we both live and witness what we experience. Shot in rich black and white Godfrey Reggio's latest film finds the full spectrum of emotion in human faces, gorgeous landscapes and even the behaviour of an especially expressive gorilla. Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotion...



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