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Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

8.3
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Directed by

Godfrey Reggio

Written by

Godfrey Reggio (Screenplay)
Ron Fricke (Screenplay)
Alton Walpole (Screenplay)
Michael Hoenig (Screenplay)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Until now, you've never really seen the world you live in.

Cast

Keywords

technology environment nature social commentary rural setting civilization no dialogue human vs nature living together lost civilization

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