Baraka, in the tradition of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, uses visual imagery and music to present a transcendental worldview. The film is beautifully photographed, and despite the complaints of some viewers that the DVD transfer is pixilated or grainy, the DVD meets the challenge of conveying the artistry of the imagery. The musical score, so vital to the symbols and power of the movie, is crystal clear and extremely effective in Dolby Digital. While composer Michael Strains can't match the Phillip Glass scores to Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi in scope, the Ron Fricke-Strains collaboration is a generally successful affair. All 22 chapters are selectable via chapter title from the "Chapters" menu. The "Behind the Scenes" featurette, eight minutes in length, provides technical and theoretical background for the film via interviews, "making of" footage, and film clips.