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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
'Baraka' to Screen
at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Feb. 11, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — "Baraka" (U.S. 1993) — a colorful visual montage that uses state-of-the-art computer camera techniques to tell the story of Earth's evolution, man's diversity and interconnectedness, and his impact on the world he inhabits — will screen Feb. 25-28 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The International Film Society will present the 96-minute film via video projection at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.
Fourteen months of world travel in the making, the epic feature transcends geographical and language barriers with its unusual format. Directed by Ron Fricke, cinematographer of the 1983 film "Koyannisqatsi," "Baraka" excites the eye, ear and imagination with a dizzying sweep of such diverse locations as Tanzania, China, Brazil, Kuwait, Nepal and major United States and European locales.
Inspired by the ancient Sufi word "baraka," which means the essences of life, the film captures the glories and violent calamities of man and nature without the intrusion of words.
Tickets are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students, at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Feb. 12, 1999