In addition to awards at the Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Leipzig, Warsaw, and Beijing Film Festivals, Kooyanisqatsi is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and other cultural institutions. Because of the sharply contrasting images of nature and city life some believe the film is “negative” about man’s place on the earth. According to Kooyanisqatsi’s Director Godfrey Reggio, “It’s meant to offer an experience, rather than an idea. For some people, it’s an environmental film. For some, it’s an ode to technology. For some people, it’s a piece of shit. Or it moves people deeply. It depends on who you ask. It is the journey that is the objective.” According to Guardian critic Leo Hickman, Koyaanisqatsi is “the quintessential environmental movie – a transformative meditation on the current imbalance between humans and the wider world that supports them.”
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