The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance," and the life depicted as such, in horrific slow-motion and comic fast-motion, and always in the slickest of photography, is that of urban America. Short of universal genocide, however, no alternative lifestyle is put up for inspection. The contrast in this ecological melodrama is entirely between the peopled and the peopleless, and it does not make a fair or compelling comparison. Music by Philip Glass; photography by Ron Fricke; directed by Godfrey Reggio. (1982) — Duncan Shepherd
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