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Powaqqatsi (1988)

Directed by

Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley
David Brinkley David Brinkley
Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
Dan Rather Dan Rather
Cheryl Tiegs Cheryl Tiegs

Written by
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 (7), 1980s (4), 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), Collage (1), M:D000217 (1), 07 (1), Africa (1), Asia (1), Developing Countries (1)
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