Samsara http://kalw.org en Web Exclusive: The most human robots in the world http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-most-human-robots-world <p>Samsara is a new film that takes viewers around the world – from Burmese temples, sulfur mines, and hot-air balloon rides – all without a word of narration. One of the stops along the way was in Japan, where the directors encountered robot clones. What does that mean? KALW's Ben Trefny&nbsp;asked director&nbsp;Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson&nbsp;to explain.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Click the audio player above to hear the answer. Audio available after 5pm.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview <a href="http://www.kalw.org/post/ever-turning-wheel-life-film">here</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:26:45 +0000 Ben Trefny 16514 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: The most human robots in the world The "ever turning wheel of life" on film http://kalw.org/post/ever-turning-wheel-life-film <p>Imagine you can witness the most beautiful, and most disturbing, sights in the world. Riding a hot air balloon over exquisite Burmese temples; descending into poisonous sulfur mines in Java; meeting robot clones in Japan; exploring factory farms in China. These are some of the images of <em><a href="http://barakasamsara.com/">Samsara</a></em>: a new feature film from Emeryville director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson now showing in Berkeley and San Francisco.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:08:13 +0000 Ben Trefny 16512 at http://kalw.org The "ever turning wheel of life" on film