Directed by Godrey Reggio and with music by Philip Glass, the documentary Koyaanisqatsi -part of the Quatsi trilogy– feels to me more relevant than ever these days. I had the opportunity to re-watch it recently and somehow I find it closely connected to the 2021 comedy Don’t Look Up, which sometimes seem to be a documentary about the current state of affairs.
One of the Hopi Prophecies sang during the film is closely related:
Koyaanisqatsi was filmed between 1975 and 1982, and I really enjoyed seeing scenes from New York City, and other parts of the world, from that period.
Perhaps it’s because I am older now, with a family, so one of the many messages from the movie resonates even more inside me: This is a state of life that calls for another way of living.
We woke up to a snowy day here in Brooklyn. It started to snow in the early morning, and by 7 a.m. the neighborhood looked like a Christmas postcard. They had announced snow for last Monday, but we only got a few flurries here in Brooklyn. Today Thursday we got the real stuff, which makes it the first official snow day of 2022 in New York City.