(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Koyaanisqatsi

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video

The Pitch: Can a feature-length collection of timelapse footage add up to more than the sum of its parts? (Spoilers: Yes.)

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: If you’re still cooped up in your home due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. Despite what your Instagram feed tells you, there are still some of us who are doing all we can to stop the spread, keep everyone alive, and lighten the stress and workload for all the essential workers out there. But with that sacrifice comes a sense of stir-craziness and the increased desire to see the world – or, really, any place aside from where we spend every single day. Enter Koyaanisqatsi, the 1982 documentary which had a provocative tagline: “Until Now, You’ve Never Really Seen The World You Live In.” Read More »