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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30 September 1988 (Denmark)  »

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Northsouth: Life on the Edge  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$589,244 (USA)
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This time, Philip Glass actually accompanied Reggio when he went scouting for locations throughout the Third World. Hence his screen credit as a dramaturgical consultant, ie, he was preparing music for the film while it was being shot, not exclusively afterwards. See more »

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Featured in Powaqqatsi: Impact of Progress (2002) See more »

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Godfrey continues his journey , still on the road
12 February 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

The imaginative slow-motion documentary without any line,sequence, camera just goes through nature , cities and public over third world counties. Everydays routines seems amazing , ordinary motions put in slow are breath-taking.Sense for camera scenes and views and extraordinary shots make this one worth to see. Plus mixed with Philip Glass's composed music - it is relaxing and mild. Also you can find some scenes showing our world going to destructive end and the most moving scene in the end when there is shown that we mostly even can not see pictures like these because this "kind" of world is situated behind a certain curtain, for most of us hard to see through - we live above and look only to our reflections.


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