Koyaanisqatsi, 1982

Godfrey Reggio
Koyaanisqatsi, 1982
1h 27min
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Koyaanisqati which is a Hopi word that means ‘Life out of Balance’ is a remarkable documentary depicts how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of nature landscapes and elemental forces, the production gives way too many scenes of modern civilization and technology. The production makes its points solely through imagery narration and dialogue with many scenes either slowed down, or sped up for dramatic effects.