“Koyaanisqatsi” comes from the language of the Hopi Indians and means about “life in imbalance” or “life in dissolution” or “life in a state that calls for change”. Godfrey Reggio’s experimental film deals with man’s interference with nature, with the decline of civilization. He works without dialogues and relies on equally fascinating and disturbing images of cities and landscapes – and on the suggestive music of Philip Glass. Film critic Hans-
Christoph Blumenberg called “Koyaanisquatsi” “the harshest drug that can be had for less than ten marks”. Unfortunately, the grandiose image sequences have lost nothing of their relevance.
// USA 1982
// Director: Godfrey Reggio
// Music: Philip Glass
// Camera: Ron Fricke
// Introduction: Bernhard Hartmann (GA)
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