Recently I have been getting very interested in the documentary film Baraka. It is entirely without dialogue, and it is about man’s presence on planet Earth. Sections of the film feature primitive man and how he relates to nature, the systems that modern man creates to sustain himself, and the meaning of man’s life here. It’s a fascinating film, I must have watched it three or four times in the past week, it's worth coming back to a few times.
The films director and cinematographer Ron Fricke calls it a ‘meditation on man’ and although that is the broadest of broad scopes, the film does not disappoint you. For me it really does induce a trance-like state, in which its images work its magic. It was released in 1992, after sixteen months of shooting in 24 countries. I came across it after I noticed someone had uploaded it in 4K HDR.
Anyway, highly recommended. But better watch it soon before the copyright trolls catch up.