powaqqatsi – life in transformation


powaqqatsi – life in transformation.

Thanks to blogger Palomino 72 as I am re-blogging this Vimeo video of a 1988 documentary by Godfrey Reggio.  It is the second film in a Qatsi trilogy.  Powaqqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “parasitic way of life” or “life in transition.”  There is no dialogue and laced with a IMG_0772Philip Glass soundtrack.  The film focuses on the diversity of lifestyle between different parts of the world.  Other themes that run throughout are: beginnings,endings and transitions as well as progress and change.  This is a long film (99 minutes) and perhaps you may download it to a screen that is suitable for your viewing.  Perhaps let it be a backdrop for a gathering and notice how different folks respond and how it may influence conversations and thoughts.  The other two films in this trilogy are: Koyaanisqatsi and Naqoyqatsi.  Just click the link above to see the Vimeo video.  (It may be possible to watch this via Youtube, but I couldn’t find one that has the entire film).  Bonne Anne, Happy New Year 2013! OM


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