This is a paralyzingly beautiful documentary with a global vision: an odyssey through landscape and time, which is an attempt to capture the essence of life.
The film begins with a blazing solar eclipse, followed by scenes of ancient religions, including buddhist monks, African tribal rituals, and Jerusalem's Wailing Wall. Next are images of spectacular natural beauty, including rain forests, Australia's Ayers Rock, Big Sur country, and Hawaiian
volcanoes. These are slowly displaced by views of the horrors of modern civilization, including teeming Brazilian slums, time-lapse footage of car and pedestrian traffic, people scavenging through a mountain of sun-smo...