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SPARK: A Burning Man Story

Overview

Genre
Culture, Anthropology, Society, Arts, and Religion
Synopsis

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. Spark takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the "default world," we wonder which dreams can survive.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Spark Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013
Locations
USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Lithuania

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
SXSW, Ashland, Seattle, SFDOC
Language
English

Photos

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