I was spurred by memories, stirred by elburros post at team effort asking for recommendations of documentaries for her son, to write this post. I recommended the qatsi trilogy;
kowaanisqatsi -life out of balance,
powaqqatsi - life in transformation and
naqoyqatsi - life as war
powerful cinematography about issues of globalisation, urban life and technology versus the environment and all driven by incredible soundtracks by Phillip Glass. I was haunted by these 'movies' as a late teen and they definitely encouraged my passions for low impact living, cultural empathy and activism. They really are breathtaking; some of the most powerful imagery and sound you'll ever see. More than documentaries, these movies are a piece of art.