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Powaqqatsi (1988)

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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

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Life in Transformation

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$589,244 (USA)
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A truly unique masterpiece
10 October 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews



Powaqqatsi may not be the fast passed time lapse world of Koyaanisqatsi and there is nothing wrong with that. This movie is a counter point to Koyaanisqatsi. Reggios's plan was for a three part series I believe the new movie is almost done. This is not North America. Just think of the time envoled in this shoot, the locations, the stunning cinematograghy. This is the real world. A world where many people still live with out electricity, still hold onto the past, work on the land or sea, work hard for very little. This is movie of world culture. Anyway one who puts this movie down is truly living in a bubble. This is not a movie that gets backing money easily this is a movie of sweat and toil. I commend the filmmaker for taking a risk and creating a visual feast of the developing world that we are destroying.


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