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Powaqqatsi (1988)

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Directed by

Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley
(archive footage)
David Brinkley David Brinkley
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Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
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Dan Rather Dan Rather
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Cheryl Tiegs Cheryl Tiegs
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Ken Richards Ken Richards


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Description: Powaqqatsi, or "life in transformation," is the second part of a projected trilogy of experimental documentaries whose titles derive from Hopi compound nouns. Reggio reuses techniques familiar from the previous film (slow motion, time-lapse, superposition) to dramatize the effects of the so-called First World on the Third: displacement, pollution, alienation. But he spends as much time beautifully depicting what various cultures have lost--cooperative living, a sense of joy in labor, and religious values--as he does confronting viewers with trains, airliners, coal cars, and loneliness. What had been a more or less peac ... (more)
Release date: 30 September 1988
UPC: 027616878946
Tags: Documentary (8), 1980s (5), 1988 (4), Music (4), Poverty (3), Peru (3), Nepal (3), Experimental (2), Brazil (2), Egypt (2), Kenya (2), Israel (2), Hong Kong (2), Triology (2), Philip Glass (1), 1989 (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Series 2nd (1), SnP (1), Usa (1)
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