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8 years ago

Koyaanisqatsi (Hopi for “life out of balance&rdquo.  Watch the movie and look it up online.  Very much attuned to our present world.

8 years ago

Howdy, Jack.

Thanks for the post. Funnily enough, I just got Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi as a package off Amazon. There's a third one (trilogy) called Naggoyqatsi (?) which I watched on youtube (I think you can watch all three there). Powerful movies. If you want to see the world we've agreed to keep created, and where it's going, these movies will show you.

There's also a movie, "Baraka" which is in similar vein but not so "in your face". Also well worth seeing. A more gentle but equally powerful movie.

I don't have much on my profile but I've been following an idea for some time: "How much can I do without and still be happy?"

Thanks again,

8 years ago

I love that dvd, it is pretty powerful.. Love the Hopi's xoxo

8 years ago

oh yeah, glad you joined Jack.. yaaaay.

Don't mind me group, I post very little messages but am full of video's, and news posting's Ill be stopping by to post articles of some sort.


and thanks for the invite by the way. 

have a great Wed. everyone.

8 years ago

Thanks Chris, I remembering watching Koyaanisqatsi around 1986’ish for the first time.  I have the entire trilogy myself. 

8 years ago

I have the trilogy on DVD as well. Powaqqatsi has some powerfully moving images as well. I just put Naqoyqatsi in the DVD player, as I had to get it down off the shelf to check the spelling. I love the music in this one especially. They all explore the relationship between nature, technology and people, with the last one looking at how, with the digital age, nature is largely supplanted and all we have are essentially illusions of what we think or want to think the world to be.

As an aside, while watching The Matrix, I had a Koyaanisqatsi moment. In the scene when Neo and Morpheus are in the construct (the all white space) and they sit down to watch TV, I could have sworn that the images we were seeing on the television were from Koyaanisqatsi, and that this was an homage to the film, especially given both films exploration of the human/technology dichotomy. I went and watched the K-qatsi and P-qatsi to see if they were there but did not see those particular scenes, so I may have been imagining the connection.

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