"Baraka" shows the relationship between human and the Earth.
The strongest contrast I noticed was in beginning on a snow covered mountaintop in Japan. In the middle of a hot spring sits monkey alone. It caught my attention because in my opinion it was the most powerful image in the film. Second contrast is a monk shuffles slowly down a busy Tokyo street, ringing a bell and uttering a prayer with each step, as the cosmopolitan people race by him. It caught my attention because it shows very strong contrast in life. Next, the jungle of Borneo the streets of Kalkutta, the Peruvian jungle, the Himalayas, the desert of Australia, Egypt's great pyramid, Persian ruins, and the busy heart of Hong Kong. It caught my attention because I saw big different between old cities or places and modern world. Then I noticed that a creation in civilization’s world didn’t have a direct effect on the lives of South American’s living in the rain forest. It caught my attention because I asked question myself, should they choose modern life? It will change their lives dramatically (not necessarily for the better.).. Waterfalls and deserts, rural and urban life, and much more showed big contrast, but, however, in my opinion the film show as to see the connection of all things in the world, sense of balance and proportion.
Movie “Baraka” goes through to nearly every form of religious expression, from the chanting of the monks of the monastery to the mesmerizing tribal celebrations of the Masai of Kenya or the Cayapo of Brazil. I noticed a Buddhist temple in China, the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, and the whirling Dervishes spinning elegantly in a rapturous trance. Also I noticed Catholic Church and Orthodox Church. They caught my attention because I can indentify this form of religion.