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Travel documentaries every traveler should watch - Baraka (1992)

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:44:11 GMT

There is plenty of travel documentaries *we would love to share with you dear LeafCanoers!* Some older, some released in the recent years - but all of them are armed with a powerful life lesson and will open your eyes to the hidden gems. *Let's start with the classics.* One of most inspirational travel documentaries of all times, my personal oldie-but-goldie is the acclaimed *Baraka* (1992) created by Ron Fricke, the author of the famous Koyaanisqatsi (1982). The documentary is the collection of expertly photographed scenes of human and animal life that presents artifacts of philosophy and religion. It spans through 25 countries on 6 continents, including the stunning *Galapagos Islands, Angkor Wat or Jerusalem’s Western Wall.* *You can almost touch the matted fur on Japanese snow monkeys or feel the chill of Auschwitz’s rusted chambers as Baraka offers you a front-row seat in the "cinema of Planet Earth".* 96 minute-long documentary provides you with no narrative and leaves the commentary to you. Baraka is so pregnant with meanings and symbols that I suggest you to watch it twice to catch all of the subtleties. You will need to take your time to digest what you've just seen. *Baraka* is an empowering means to broaden your horizons and it will surely seed in you an irresistible will to travel! Check out the [Baraka Trailer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxawleLISM) *Let us know below what are your all time favorite travel documentaries and drop us a link!* Thanks and happy travels to you all! LeafCanoeTeam

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:41:55 GMT

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