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Interview with the creator What were his intentions?

Why did he make certain


choice?
Marina

Ron Fricke
Marina

Ron Fricke

Marina

Ron Fricke
Marina

Ron Fricke

Good morning, everyone! Today we have a special guest here


with us. He is a man with a goal to spread a very important
message about nature and us. A message that is able to pass
through all language barriers, religion, culture, race and
politics. With that goal in mind, he has directed two incredible
movies; Baraka and Samsara. He is the one and only, Ron
Fricke!
On todays interview, I will be asking Ron more questions on
Baraka, his first film that has touched many lives. Baraka is a
film that took place in six different continents. In the movie,
you will see images of people from different backgrounds and
the beauty of nature as well as how it relates with one
another.
Thank you, Marina for inviting me and I feel honoured to be
here.
You are very welcome, Ron. Lets cut to the chase, shall we?
My first question is what was your intention when directing
this film?
Initially, I wanted to tell the whole world about the present
situation of our Earth. Then I realized that there is a problem
to that. When you see documentaries on television, there will
be a man in the background, telling the audience what is
happening. It is good but in my opinion, its not good enough. I
decided that I want the audience to make that choice; to
understand what I am showing in their own terms without
anyone telling them. With that, I hoped the movie would have
affected every individual differently as imagery can tell a
thousand things.
That is amazing! I honestly feel that you made the right choice
of doing so. Whenever I have a conversation with my friends
and family about this film, we would have different
understanding about the film in a good way. At the same time,
somehow we were able to draw the same conclusion on what
the film is trying to convey; our Mother nature.
I am very happy to know that you understood it exactly how I
wanted my audience to understand.
My following question is: why did you keep alternating pictures
of the present where industrialization happens in most
developed and developing countries followed by nature?
I wanted the audience to see what we are doing to the
animals and at the same time, telling them indirectly we are
turning into animals ourselves. We are an intelligent species
with advance problem-solving capabilities. Yet, we are
exploiting our unlimited natural resources and destroying our
own and next generation chances of survival on this earth. In
the end, the film ends with the sight of nature, telling us that
no matter how strong or great the things we create, nature

Marina

has its way of balancing itself.


That is amazing. Unfortunately, that is the end of our
interview. Thank you Ron for joining us and inspiring us to
become a better person for our Earth. I hope our viewers and
listeners are also inspired as I am.

baffled

We are cutting off the branch we are sitting on, Meryem Beklioglu, ecologist.
Humanitys relationship with the Earth is essentially one in which we as a species
have destroyed our own chances of survival.
Nature is the basic features of the world excluding human creations. Nature is full
of plants, animals, beautiful landscapes, natural resources and other products of
the earth. It has come to a point where we are no longer appreciating the gift
that is given to us. In fact, we have become greedy human species and our
selfishness has led to abusing the Mother Earth that was once a sanctuary for
animals. Thus from my perspective, I agree with the stimulus.
Firstly, we are exploiting the limited natural resources that are available on this
Earth. For example, the amount of petroleum we use as an entire community
living in this planet on a day-to-day basis is fourfold the amount of petroleum we
used 80 years ago. The dramatic increase and dependency on petroleum will
primarily affect our future when there is left to spare. According to researchers,
we have around 80 years worth of petroleum left and that number will decrease
rapidly if we do not stop consuming. The world is technically dead without
petroleum. Thus, we need to find an alternative source that can replace
petroleum before we start killing our own kind. This clearly shows how our selfish
acts can directly hit us back with a greater force when we do not preserve and
sustain the essence of Mother Nature.
Secondly, we are destroying our own chances of survival on this Earth by looking
at the amount of pollution that we have caused. From all the technologies and
buildings that we have built, we have released many dangerous gases into the
atmosphere. This is killing the living things and the planet that we live in. For
instance, carbon monoxide and chlorofluorocarbons. With that, we have caused
the temperature of the Earths surface to raise which has caused global warming.
The amount of destruction we are doing on the Earth has caused the lives of our
own kind. Over the past decade, there were tsunamis, hurricanes and
earthquakes and it has taken thousands of lives. This shows that we have lost
most of Mother Natures resources for the sake of making us happy temporarily.
I personally believe that we should play a part in sustaining the Earth, even if we
just recycle or carpool with friends. Do whatever you are best at. No matter how
small your contribution is to the planet Earth, everything helps change what is
impossible become possible. To sum it up, love Mother Earth as much as she
splurges you with the gift of nature because if not, who will?