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Koyaanisqatsi means “crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living”.

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a1982 film directed by  Godfrey Reggio with music composed by  Philip Glass and cinematography by  Ron Fricke.

The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films: it is followed by Powaqqatsi (1988) andNaqoyqatsi (2002). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology.

Baraka is often compared to this movie. Fricke is by far my favorite cinematographer of all time.  He designed and used his own 70mm camera equipment for Baraka and his later projects. He also directed the IMAX films Chronos(1985) and Sacred Site (1986). His most recent work was as cinematographer for parts of the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (he was hired to shoot the eruption of Mt Etna in Sicily for use in scenes of the volcanic planet Mustafar). The sequel to BarakaSamsara, is currently in production.

A true inspiration to all cinematographers


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  1. it’s very good

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