More Films Like Qatsi trilogy, Baraka, Samsara, Life In A Day?

Bucket List Nomad (@bucketlistnomad) 8 years, 11 months ago

Was hoping any one would know of more films such as Qatsi trilogy, Baraka, Samsara, Life In A Day.

Basically, films that are made from random clips mashed together to make a story. I have been loving the films listed and love the way they can so powerfully change the way a viewer looks at the world.

If you have not watched the above films, I highly suggest it!


November 2, 2013 at 2:24 am
Kello (83) (@Kello) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

There’s this french movie I had in VHS when I was a kid, called Microcosmos. I don’t think there is anybody speaking during the whole movie but I have to admit I haven’t seen it in a looong time (I just remembered it exists) so I’m not really sure. In my memories it’s just small scenes of life filmed in the world of insects, plants growing, microcosms living, etc.

Here’s a trailer :

Hope you’ll like it, I’ll definitely watch it again, also I did not know Life in a Day so thanks :)

Kello (83) (@Kello) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Here’s a quick translation of what the guy says in the trailer :

“Immersed, 24 hours, in a unknown world, for an adventure at the scale of the centimeter. In this universe, The Hourglass of Time himself speeds up. An hour for a day, a day for a season, a season for a life. A magical movie, with all the actors of the Microcosmos.”

Kello (83) (@Kello) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@bucketlistnomad, Oh and there’s also Anima Mundi, it’s a short movie though, something like 30 mins maybe, it’s directed by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass so it probably feels a lot like a Qatsi movie, except that this one is focused on the animal world (not humans, the other animals, those who are not living a koyaanisqatsi)

Jake (32) (@jacobbm) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@kello, microcosmos is awesome! its on netflix if you have it, im sure it’ll be on youtube somewhere aswell.

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

I should stay in more. I have no idea what the fuck this is.

Bucket List Nomad (5) (@bucketlistnomad) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@kello, Awesome! That sounds perfect as I am someone who is a tiny bit obsessed with animals.

Life In A Day is a good film. But it does have some talking in it.. But not like a script. This makes it a bit different to the others listed. Either way it is worth watching and an amazing film!

Foothills Dave (0) (@ddrinnan) 6 years ago ago


I have two flims I’d like to suggest/recommend, though they’re not hodge-podges of scenes & topics in the same sense that Baraka & Samsara are.   In fact, I suppose one would say that each of them are more a ‘study’ or a ‘meditation’ of a particular sub-culture.  But similar to Baraka & Samsara, they are primarily without words.  Perhaps the first one listed below is more accessible?  All I can say is, perhaps they’re worth your time to check out.  They’re gems, if you like that kind of thing.

Le Quattro Volte 


Into Great Silence 


Szymon (0) (@Szymon-Padol) 4 years, 8 months ago ago

Thx God – Audio-visual journey through the cultures and religions of the world. A look at the spiritual condition of a man in different parts of the globe. The document merges music and picture together delivering a unified and rhythmic composition. link to full movie

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