Here we have a film triology which challenges the ordinary documentary to the very day. Powaqqatsi means 'Life in Transformation' in Hopi language and is considered a cult film.
The films are without any comment or narration and simply impresses with its stunning images, slow motion, time-lapse shots and brilliant music.
The viewer is taken on an trip of observation of humanity. Powaqqatsi focuses on the conflict between traditional ways of life and the new ways of life introduced with industrialisation.
The film is the second film of a trilogy. The first part Koyaanisqatsi (1982) means 'Life out of Balance. The triology is finished by Naqoyqatsi meaning 'Life as War' in 2002. The films take a close look at the relationship between human beings, nature and modern development. A strong, serious and at the same time beautiful experience.
You can watch the film here.
Powaqqatsi Life in Transformation 1/5 by nature-boy-79
Here we also give you links to the other parts Koyaanisqatsi and Naqoyqatsi. Enjoy!