And You Think You've Had a Bad Day
This is the precredit sequence from Powaqqatsi, the second in the qatsi trilogy. the twenty year artistic collaboration between Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass.
Powaqqatsi is a hopi word meaning "life in transformation" but in one of his interpretive definition Reggio informs that a powaq is a sort of hopi vampire, and that Powaqqatsi is a sort of life about to be assumed or vampirised. One wonders what the end effect of free trade will be in this context, but it does nothing to take away from the beauty that this film captures of a way of life that may be nearing its end.
-"alogos" from YouTube