Reggio’s followup to his stunning debut Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi (“Life in transition”) is an exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them. As before, the film is without words, simply stream of visually arresting images, set to a haunting score by Phillip Glass.

Author Godfrey Reggio
Publisher IRE Productions
Subject industry, westernization, indigenous peoples, environment
Released 1988
Length 99