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Powaqqatsi

(2013/2014 Films)


Day Pass (available for purchase on Koyaanisqatsi page, click here) includes all three Qatsi films, plus Visitors

“A stunning tour de force... A powerful emotional experience.” The New York Times

More than 25 years in the making, the masterful Qatsi (“life” in Hopi) films forged a bold new form of concert cinema. Be transported as astonishingly beautiful and stunning images unfold before your eyes, accompanied by hypnotic soundscapes. These wordless, moving meditations contemplate the state of humankind in our rapidly transforming technological age.

Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation (1988, 97 min.)
Reggio traveled to regions of developing nations rarely seen on screen to capture the impact of technological progress on native cultures. Over six months, he and his crew journeyed to a dozen countries, including India, Egypt, Brazil, Peru, Kenya, Nepal and Nigeria, filming ordinary people at work and play, and revealing their complicated relationship with modern changes in their lives, such as cars and high-rise buildings.


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