Baraka ★★★

A film full of literally jaw-dropping images that unfortunately tries to have it both ways w/r/t organizing itself around a deliberate thesis vs. “letting the images speak for themselves” and ends up largely failing to accomplish either as a result. There are times where this feels a bit too much like an upscale Mondo film.

That match cut from the wavy lines raked into an elderly woman’s zen garden to the veins on the back of her hand tho 😙👌