In Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio takes on an amazing cinematic journey, where an abstract narrative, shapes a Kafkaesque view of the human life, particularly focusing on big metropolis and industiral areas.
This film's premise makes us wonder about many philosophical questions such as: what is our purpose as a mere living beings, our relationship with nature and the world around us and, most importantly, about how the mass production and over consumption of resources, makes our presence on Earth, extremely unsustainable.
The amazing score by the amazing Phillip Glass, works as conductive wire to guide the storyline, and also helped provided this picture the necessary emotional immersion needed, to mark this wonderful film as an unique experimental masterpiece.
Ps. : If you're looking for an introduction to visual poetry, do yourself a favor and start with Koyaanisqatsi.