Directed by Godfrey Reggio
1982, USA, 86 min
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “Life Out of Balance” and was a sensation when it was released in 1983. This first work of The Qatsi Trilogy (Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi) wordlessly surveys the rapidly changing environments of the Northern Hemisphere, in an astonishing collage created by the director, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass. It shuttles viewers from one jaw-dropping vision to the next, moving from images of untouched nature to others depicting human beings increasing dependence on technology. It moves from vast deserts to major metropolis set to a stunning music score by Phillip Glass.
Co-presented by GroundSwell Inc.