Global Art Forum: Samsara Film Screening
Global Art Forum: Samsara Film Screening
Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Dubai 1849
9:30 PM

Global Art Forum: Samsara Film Screening

  • : Friday 17 March 2017
  • : 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah,
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Cinema Akil presents SAMSARA, Ron Fricke’s mesmerizing follow-up to his acclaimed 1992 film Baraka as part of the eleventh edition of the Global Art Forum, Trading Places. 

Sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders are some of the places visited in this hypnotic, non-verbal, non-narrative feature. It took Fricke nearly five years to shoot, in twenty-five countries over five continents. Yet another sensory experience, SAMSARA is a vast, silently meditative exploration of the beauty and horrors traded in the minds and markets of the modern world.

5 PM - Introduction // Butheina Hamed Kazim – Co-Founder, Cinema Akil
5:10 PM - Samsara (2012) // Directed by Ron Fricke
7 PM - End

Location: Global Art Forum Tent, Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Directed by: Ron Fricke
Produced by: Mark Magidson
2011 | | 102’ (1hr 42) | USA, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Kenya, Denmark, Brazil, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Italy, Ghana, Egypt, China, Japan | Documentary, Music | PG-13*

*Age restrictions may apply due to the nature and suitability of the film. At our discretion and in accordance with regulations, we reserve the right to request proof of ID and you will be asked to leave if you are under the required age.


Titled Trading Places, the Forum is conceived by Shumon Basar as Commissioner, with Antonia Carver and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera as Co-directors. The Forum kicked off in January 2017 and culminates at Art Dubai, March 15-17 2017. Trading Places explores the relationship between the economy of goods and ideas that constantly shape who and where we are. From ancient ports to the “New Silk Road” to algorithmic financial markets, the infrastructure of trade is also a geography of imagination and invention. It is also the foundation upon which Dubai and sibling Gulf cities have forged their pasts and their futures, from pearls to airports.