Saturday, April 18

life changing viewing

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.

4 comments:

elburro said...

Thanks for those descriptions Kel. I had never heard of them before...looking forward to watching all three....

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

Never heard of it, but thank you I'm sure I'll enjoy.

Annuska said...

I have watched them, the later in Adelaide in a Festival not that long ago, one in the botanical in Germany, the other at home, so beautiful and breathtaking...and the music is perfect!

Kel said...

hmmm. thinking i must get the from somewhere and introduce my kids!