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Koyaanisqatsi

Life out of Balance

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through imagery and music, with many scenes either slowed down or sped up for dramatic effect.

Director(s): Godfrey Reggio
Script: Ron Fricke, Alton Walpole, Godfrey Reggio, Michael Hoenig
Production: Godfrey Reggio, American Zoetrope, Institute for Regional Education, Francis Ford Coppola, IRE Productions
Music: Philip Glass
Actors: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel
 
Year: 1982
Duration: 86 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
 
Screening rights: Stamm Film AG (Switzerland) | Arsenal (Germany)
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Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: spirituality
Mentions: technology progress civilization time-lapse consumption locomotion
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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