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Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation

Release Date:April 29, 1988
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather, Cheryl Tiegs
Director:Godfrey Reggio
Producer:Mel Lawrence, Kurt Munkacsi, Godfrey Reggio, Lawrence Taub
Writer:Godfrey Reggio, Ken Richards
Distributor:Cannon Film Distributors

Description: Powaqqatsi was the second of the feature-length non narrative films produced, directed and co-scripted by Godfrey Reggio. As in his earlier Koyaanisqatsi, Reggio utilizes a collage of sounds and gimmicked-up images to make a comment on modern life. And as in the earlier film, Reggio's onslaught of imagery is backed up by the music of Philip Glass. This time, Reggio concentrates on Third World cultures, and the way those cultures are perceived and sometimes exploited by the power merchants of the world. Powaqqatsi was supposed to be the second in a trilogy, but wasn't as eagerly embraced by viewers and critics as its popular predecessor.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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