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The Baraka Movie

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The title, Baraka in Arabic means “ spiritual wisdom or blessing transmitted from God” . That is, the word in short means “ blessing” , which one can get from the natural settings and elements that are captured on the film. That is, the word, the blessing is part of many cultures and each of them gives different perspectives and meanings. For example, when viewed from the perspective of religious groups or persons, the word will denote the blessings one will get from the superior beings in the places of religious importance. As this film showcase this aspect clearly, one can say that it supports the title.

That is, by showcasing different places of religious importance and the mass of people entering it and worshiping in it, the film brings into the focus, how humans are praying in the hope of getting blessings from their believable Gods and Goddesses. Apart from this perspective, the presenting of these stunning images, shows that these natural elements like the Mt. Everest, Bali’ s scenic settings, Uluru Rocks in Australia etc, etc will provide us with peace, surprise, feeling of deja vu, entertainment etc, etc, the feelings only a blessed man can get.

So, even if a mentally as well as physically hurt human sees these images, he/she will have a nice and comfortable feeling, so they can be called blessed souls. So, one can say that the visuals support the title because the film’ s natural settings have been giving immense benefits to all the people of the world, in different forms, thereby blessing all of us. The other perspective of the film, which shows we are blessed is the feeling that arises due to the importance that is given to every moment that takes in this world, and our part in it.

That is the film by showing how precious each moment is, and how we are granted our place in the midst of these moments, denotes that we are indeed blessed. Also by showcasing the humans in the ‘ best lights’ like being in a joyful mood (Dancers in Bali), relaxed mood (Tibetan Monks), working mood (Workers in South East Asian countries), the film indicates, that we are recipients of valuable blessings

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