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Powaqqatsi ()


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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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Directed by

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Godfrey Reggio

Written by

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Godfrey Reggio ... (writer)
 
Ken Richards ... (writer)

Produced by

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Shyam Benegal ... international producer: India
Francis Ford Coppola ... executive producer
Tom Garrett ... co-producer
Yoram Globus ... executive producer
Menahem Golan ... executive producer
Marcel Kahn ... associate producer
Mandeep Kakkar ... international producer: India
Mel Lawrence ... producer
George Lucas ... executive producer
Tom Luddy ... associate producer
Godfrey Reggio ... producer
Lawrence Taub ... producer

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Philip Glass

Cinematography by

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Graham Berry
Leonidas Zourdoumis

Film Editing by

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Iris Cahn
Alton Walpole

Editorial Department

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Gay Browning ... first assistant editor
Claire Bush ... assistant editor
Miroslav Janek ... associate editor

Production Management

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William O'Dwyer Fogtman ... production leader: Serra Pelada, Brazil

Sound Department

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Scott Chandler ... audio technician
Catherine Coombs ... post production coordinator (as Cate Coombs)
Susan A. Leahy ... post production coordinator (as Susan Leahy)
Tim McGovern ... engineer
Jeff Rona ... synthesizer programming & sound design (as Jeffrey Rona)
Gary Summers ... re-recording mixer / sound effects design: soundtrack
Greg Smith ... assistant sound recordist (uncredited)

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Edward A. Gutentag ... assistant camera
Murray Van Dyke ... assistant camera

Location Management

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Jeanine Moret ... location manager

Music Department

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Seymour Barab ... musician: cello
John Moses ... musician
Kurt Munkacsi ... music production
Michael Riesman ... musical director
Jeff Rona ... musician: keyboards and synthesiser (as Jeffrey Rona)

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Francis Ford Coppola ... presenter
Philip Glass ... script consultant
Ray Hemenez ... research director
Juliusz Kossakowski ... unit coordinator
George Lucas ... presenter
Jeanine Moret ... assistant to producer
William O'Dwyer Fogtman ... unit coordinator

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Life in Transformation See more »
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Also Known As
  • Powwaqatsi: Life in Transformation (United States)
  • Northsouth: Life on the Edge (United States)
  • Koyaanisqatsi 2 (Canada, English title)
  • Поваккатси (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Powaqqatsi - A Vida em Transformação (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The shot of the truck driving past the Indian boy as he walks along the road is the only staged shot in the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Willow/Jack's Back/Assault of the Killer Bimbos/Powaqqatsi/Da (1988). See more »

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