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Koyaanisqatsi (11-Nov-1983)

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Writers: Ron Fricke; Michael Hoenig; Godfrey Reggio; Alton Walpole

Keywords: Experimental

The title is a Hopi word meaning "life out of balance". Scored by Philip Glass, with a repetitive chant sung in Hopi, translated as follows:

If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.

Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.

A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.


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