Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance 1982 G

6.00PM Wed 10 Jan 2018 (1hr 25mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Godfrey Reggio's debut film – and the first of his 'Qatsi' trilogy exploring the relationship between nature and humanity – offers a slow moving collision between scenes of urban life, technology and the environment in the United States.Koyaanisqatsi, meaning 'life out of balance' in Hopi Indian, juxtaposes these scenes without dialogue or intertitles, instead bringing them into conversation with a stunning score by Phillip Glass. Reggio has written about the work: 'If one lives in this world, the globalised world of high technology, all one can see is one layer of commodity piled upon another… There seems to be no ability to see beyond, to see that we have encased ourselves in an artificial environment that has remarkably replaced the original, nature itself.'

CREDITS

35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP,1.85:1, COLOUR, DOLBY, 86 MINUTES, UNITED STATES / DIRECTOR: GODFREY REGGIO / SCRIPT: RON FRICKE, MICHAEL HOENIG, GODFREY REGGIO, ALTON WALPOLE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RON FRICKE / EDITORS: RON FRICKE, ALTON WALPOLE / MUSIC: PHILIP GLASS / CAST: LOU DOBBS, TED KOPPEL / PRODUCTION CO: IRE PRODUCTIONS, SANTA FE INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL EDUCATION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS