Powaqqatsi


1h 39m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Explores the way that developing "Third World" nations are perceived and sometimes exploited by Western, technologically-advanced societies.

Film Details

Also Known As
Life in Transformation, North South
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
CANNON RELEASING/NEW YORKER FILMS
Location
Dulekheil, Nepal; Kanchipuram, India; Lamu, Kenya; Kathmandu, Nepal; Mombasa, Kenya; Pushkar, India; Ismailia, Egypt; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lima, Peru; Fasa & Kisingepini, Pate Island, Kenya; Taquile Island, Peru; Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong; Jaipur, India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Varanasi, India; Madras, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Jaiselmer, India; Carajas, Brazil; Cubatao, Brazil; Brasilia, Brazil; Serra Pelada, Brazil; Bombay, India; Grand Trunk Road, India; Hunchao, Peru; Puno, Peru; Trujillo, Peru; Belem, Brazil; Sinai, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt; Santos, Brazil; Luxor, Egypt; Patan, Nepal; Bhaktapur, Nepal; Kowloon, Hong Kong; New Territories, Hong Kong; Cuzco, Peru; Iquitos, Peru; Calcutta, India; Berlin, West Germany; Chartres, France; Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Explores the way that developing "Third World" nations are perceived and sometimes exploited by Western, technologically-advanced societies.

Crew

Ali Mohammed Abdallah

Assistant

Ali Mohammed Abdallah

Driver

Omari Abdallah

Grip

Mohammed Samir Abdo

Assistant

Mohammed Samir Abdo

Driver

Dr. A Karim Ahmed

Assistant

Mahmud Alam

Assistant

Mahmud Alam

Driver

Germano Allevi

Grip

Miguel Alvarado

Assistant

Miguel Alvarado

Driver

Javier Alvares

Grip

Francisco Salomon Alvarez

Production Coordinator

Francisco Salomon Alvarez

Producer

Haywton Alves

Grip

Omar Bahai Aly

Driver

Omar Bahai Aly

Assistant

Carlos Amara

Assistant

Emelio Amasifuen

Grip

Syed Ameen

Assistant

Syed Ameen

Driver

Joe Anderer

Music

Joao Aravjo

Grip

Karen Arbeeny

Assistant

Sonia Arispe

Production Coordinator

Hassan Abdalla Athman

Production Coordinator

Susana Baca

Assistant

Walter Bachauer

Creative Consultant

Carroll Ballard

Assistant

Bill Banyai

Other

Seymour Barab

Other

Paulo Dorival Barato

Assistant

Joao Edem Barbosa

Assistant

Karl Bargen

Music

Fabio Barreto

Assistant

John Barry

Production Coordinator

Thiers Manzano Barsotti

Assistant

Dibaker Basnet

Grip

Prem Basnet

Producer

Leonor Bates

Assistant

Dietrich Batista

Production Coordinator

Dietrich Batista

Producer

Helmut Batista

Grip

Helmut Batista

Key Grip

Ethan Bauch

Music

Carter Beckett

Assistant

Thea Beckett

Assistant

Adrian Bela

Assistant

Adrian Bela

Driver

Julio Benavente

Assistant

Shyam Benegal

Producer

Renee Benjamin

Assistant

Sergio Bernardas

Assistant

Graham Berry

Director Of Photography

Graham Berry

Photography

Nikhil Bhagat

Production Coordinator

Manish Bhatt

Key Grip

Bob Bielecki

Sound Recordist

Bob Bielecki

Rerecording

Bob Bielecki

Sound Effects

Ahmed Bilali

Key Grip

Joao Batista Lanari Bo

Assistant

Neil Bockman

Post-Production

Tayreen Bonilla

Other

Tyron Bonilla

Other

Tarek Boraie

Key Grip

Gay Browning

Location Coordinator

Gay Browning

Assistant Editor

Anne Bruce

Assistant Editor

Valerie Bryce

Audio

Reid Burns

Other

Claire Bush

Assistant Editor

Iris Cahn

Editor

Jodi Cahn

Assistant

Leon Cakoff

Assistant

Harold Carlman

Assistant

Belle Carpenter

Assistant

Cybele Carpenter

Creative Consultant

Patricia Carr

Other

Davi Carvalho

Grip

Scott Chandler

Audio

Walter Chappel

Consultant

Jorge Enrique Chistaman

Driver

Jorge Enrique Chistaman

Assistant

Roque Chistaman

Grip

Don Christensen

Music Producer

Don Christensen

Sound

Cate Coombs

Post-Production Coordinator

Francis Ford Coppola

Producer

Victoria Cross

Assistant

Luiz Custodio

Assistant

Luiz Custodio

Driver

Tico Dacosta

Assistant

Alfonso Gumucio Dagron

Assistant

Raimundo Nonato P Dasilva

Driver

Raimundo Nonato P Dasilva

Assistant

William De La Villa

Grip

Nora Deizque

Assistant

Francisco Deizque Fuch

Assistant

Al Deruiter

Song Performer

Don Devereux

Assistant

Jorge Carlos Castillo Diaz

Assistant

Jorge Carlos Castillo Diaz

Driver

Pepe Valdivia Diaz

Assistant

Pepe Valdivia Diaz

Driver

Mohammed Dibo

Grip

Zacharias Dominquez

Assistant

Zacharias Dominquez

Driver

Altimar Dos Santos

Grip

Larisvaldo Dos Santos

Grip

Leoncio Dos Santos

Grip

Dan Dryden

Other

Mia Dunford

Producer

Mike Dunford

Other

Mourad El-essawi

Production Coordinator

Diana Elbaum

Production Coordinator

Jacques Ellul

Assistant

Steve Elson

Music

Jose Castillo Enriquez

Assistant

Jose Castillo Enriquez

Driver

Vigdis Eriksen

Assistant

Frank Ettenberg

Assistant

Mohammed Fayex

Assistant

Paul Fentiman

Assistant

Sharon Fentiman

Other

Zalima Fernandes

Assistant

Jose Antonio Martins Fernandez

Assistant

Jose Antonio Martins Fernandez

Driver

Mike Finn

Music

Zvi Fishman

Other

Laura Flax

Other

Pedro Alves Florenco

Assistant

Pedro Alves Florenco

Driver

William O'dwyer Fogtman

Production Coordinator

Edwin Fong

Assistant

Ira Friedlander

Assistant

Alcides Fuentes

Grip

Johnny Fung

Production Coordinator

Terry Fung

Key Grip

Samuel Gachungi

Driver

Samuel Gachungi

Assistant

Kilian Ganly

Assistant

Jon Gibson

Music

Philip Glass

Consultant

Philip Glass

Music

Yoram Globus

Executive Producer

Mohammed Gohar

Producer

Nader Gohar

Producer

Menahem Golan

Executive Producer

Steve Goldin

Video

Steve Goldin

Other

Henrique Goldman

Assistant

Lauren Goldstein

Music

Diva Goodfriend-koven

Music

Nabil Gorky

Assistant

Miguel Grande

Other

Walter Gross

Driver

Walter Gross

Assistant

Ed Gutentag

Assistant Camera Operator

Connie Guttierrez

Other

Amy Guttman

Assistant

Ronald Guttman

Assistant

Lewis Habib

Production Coordinator

Zvi Haen

Production Coordinator

Abdallah Fouad Hafez

Assistant

Lily Hahamy

Assistant

Barry Hall

Assistant

Sasha Hammad

Assistant

Abdul Haq

Production Coordinator

John Harkin

Other

Robin Harlow

Key Grip

Mickey Hart

Assistant

Steve Hartman

Other

Thomas B Hartwell

Assistant

Trevor Hawkins

Assistant

Ali Helme

Other

Ray Hemenez

Researcher

Adolfo Hernandez

Other

Bill Hess

Assistant

Susan Hess

Assistant

Atif Hindy

Assistant

Katherine Hoffman

Assistant

Kevin Hon

Key Grip

Alcides Huanca

Assistant

Robert Hurwitz

Assistant

Nassir Hussein

Other

Ivan Illich

Assistant

Dr. Rene C Irahola

Assistant

Jill Jaffe

Music

Dennis Jakob

Creative Consultant

Miroslav Janek

Associate Editor

Alberto Herrera Jefferson

Assistant

Candy Jernigan

Assistant

P S Jhala

Key Grip

Ebrahim Jibril

Key Grip

Rick Johnston

Assistant

Rory Johnston

Production Supervisor

Jorge Joven

Other

Douglas Kahn

Assistant

Jacques Kahn

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Life in Transformation, North South
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
CANNON RELEASING/NEW YORKER FILMS
Location
Dulekheil, Nepal; Kanchipuram, India; Lamu, Kenya; Kathmandu, Nepal; Mombasa, Kenya; Pushkar, India; Ismailia, Egypt; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lima, Peru; Fasa & Kisingepini, Pate Island, Kenya; Taquile Island, Peru; Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong; Jaipur, India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Varanasi, India; Madras, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Jaiselmer, India; Carajas, Brazil; Cubatao, Brazil; Brasilia, Brazil; Serra Pelada, Brazil; Bombay, India; Grand Trunk Road, India; Hunchao, Peru; Puno, Peru; Trujillo, Peru; Belem, Brazil; Sinai, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt; Santos, Brazil; Luxor, Egypt; Patan, Nepal; Bhaktapur, Nepal; Kowloon, Hong Kong; New Territories, Hong Kong; Cuzco, Peru; Iquitos, Peru; Calcutta, India; Berlin, West Germany; Chartres, France; Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 22, 1988

Released in United States April 29, 1988

Released in United States February 22, 1988

Released in United States October 1988

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 22, 1988.

Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium October 12-22, 1988.

Second film of a trilogy, preceded by director Godfrey Reggio's "Koyaanisqatsi".

Released in United States Spring April 22, 1988

Released in United States April 29, 1988 (New York City)

Released in United States February 22, 1988 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 22, 1988.)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium October 12-22, 1988.)