The Capitol Presents: A Bushfire Charity Screening of Baraka

The Capitol Presents: A Bushfire Charity Screening of Baraka

Baraka (1993). Dir: FRICKE, RON. Ref: BAR066AN. Credit: [MAGIDSON / THE KOBAL COLLECTION]

The Capitol and RMIT University are proud to present a special bushfire fundraiser screening of Ron Fricke’s Baraka (1992) with all proceeds going towards Wildlife Victoria. Presented by The Capitol on Saturday 29 February, this special afternoon screening will be followed by a conversation with design futurists about moving forward with hope and humanity.

A breathtaking journey across 25 countries on six continents, Baraka is a sublime reflection on the beauty and the chaos of the world. The film brings together spectacular imagery with no plot, actors, script or narrative, transcending nationality, identity, place and time. The result is a meditative panorama of our natural and human landscapes ¬– a visual survey made all the more urgent and affecting given today’s climate emergency.

This is a rare opportunity to see this classic film on The Capitol’s big screen. The film will be followed by a conversation with design futurists about how we can and will move forward with hope and humanity.

“If man sends another Voyager to the distant stars and it can carry only one film on board, that film might be Baraka. It uses no language, so needs no translation. It speaks in magnificent images, natural sounds, and music both composed and discovered. It regards our planet and the life upon it. It stands outside of historical time.” — Roger Ebert

100% ticket sales donated to Wildlife Victoria.