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koyaanisqatsi

koyaanisqatsi, noun.  This is a Hopi word roughly translating as "life out of balance". 
Other definitions given are "crazy life", "life in turmoil", "life disintegrating", and "a state of life that calls for another way of living".

The word is the title of one third of a trilogy of films, the other two being Powaqqatsi ("parasitic way of life" or "life in transition") and Naqoyqatsi ("life as war").


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