Koyaanisqatsi ★★★½

A snapshot of humanity in the late 70’s and how we have grown apart from nature, all set to the music of Phillip Glass. There are some powerful sequences in this documentary where the visuals and music are in perfect harmony and you feel so much without a word being uttered. At the same time, however, Glass’s score is rather monotonous and lacks the dynamic qualities that made the experience of Baraka so consistently engaging. It’s less focused an experience as Baraka too, so there were a couple times where I was looking at my phone instead of what was going on. Still, when you get down to it, this is a hell of a documentary. It’s not something you see; it’s something you experience.

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