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  • DVD 303.483 P881C (CEN)

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Director-approved DVD special ed.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2012]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: G.


In the second chapter of The Qatsi Trilogy, director Godfrey Reggio turns his sights on third-world nations in the Southern Hemisphere. Forgoing the sped-up aesthetic of the Koyaanisqatsi, this film employs a meditative slow motion in order to reveal the beauty of the traditional ways of life in those parts of the planet, and to show how cultures there are being eroded as their environments are taken over by industry.


Originally released as a documentary in 1988.

Issued as part of the 3-disc box set The Qatsi Trilogy with: Koyaanisqatsi; Naqoyqatsi.

Special features: new, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Godfrey Reggio ; Impact of progress, an interview program with Reggio and composer Philip Glass on the collaboration ; Inspiration and ideas, a new interview with Reggio about his greatest influence and teachers ; public television interview with Reggio from 1989 about the trilogy ; Anima mundi (1992), Reggio's twenty-eight-minute montage of footage of over seventy animal species, scored by Glass ; trailer.

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