Baraka (1992) is a film that tries to subjectively display the relationship between human and non-human life.
The film starts out showing various religious practices around the world an incredibly large, ultra-wide, 70mm shot.
The cinematography of most scenes were shot with multiple cameras from different angles in attempt to capture cultural practices as a fly on the wall with scenes of nature and modern/primitive human cultures using no verbal language.
a common motif throughout the film are the transitions from nature to human civilization. First, an incredible scene of nature with no human influence then abruptly transitions into a scene of humans destroying nature.
The conclusion I received from the movie is that everything we consume in our lives as humans has an equal and opposite consequence in the life of another. The relationship between people and nature is not balanced and will eventually effect us if we continue to abuse the natural world.