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Baraka If the makers of Baraka, billed as ''A World Beyond Words,'' had had any sense of humor, they would have called it Mondo MondoBarakaDocumentaryUnrated If the makers of Baraka, billed as ''A World Beyond Words,'' had had any sense of humor, they would have called it Mondo Mondo1995-06-23
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Baraka

Genre: Documentary; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: Unrated

If the makers of Baraka, billed as ”A World Beyond Words,” had had any sense of humor, they would have called it Mondo Mondo. It’s a lavishly filmed catalog of everything under the sun to the accompaniment of America’s favorite world music: dervishes and Yanomamo, the Balinese monkey chant and Japanese commuters — scenic wonders and technology’s terrors, speeded up à la Koyaanisqatsi. With no subtitles or narration to get in the way — or diminish its New Age sanctimoniousness — Baraka is a moving issue of National Geographic that’s not very moving. C

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