According to Blue Planet, Green Living, Koyaanisqatsi is the #1 must-see environmental film. In the Hopi Indian language, means “life out of balance,” and it’s on this theme that the film dwells. With no characters, no plot and no dialogue to speak of, Koyaanisqatsi is 87 minutes of breathtaking imagery.
The Qatsi Trilogy (Godfrey Reggio): "From 1983’s Koyaanisqatsi to 1988’s Powaqqatsi to 2002’s Naqoyqatsi, The Qatsi Trilogy takes us on a journey from the ancient to the contemporary, from nature to industry, exploring life out of balance, in transformation, and as war, all the while keeping our eyes wide with wonder."
This sequence shows footage of a Saturn V rocket lifting off, followed by footage of the May 1962 explosion of an Atlas-Centaur rocket. Here, the camera follows a flaming rocket engine and a white vapor trail or smoke against a blue sky as the rocket plummets toward the ground. The film ends with another shot of the pictogram.
Visitors (2013-Documentary) Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species.