- Released on April 27, 1983 (nationwide; debuted at film festivals in 1982)
- Running time:86 minutes
- Production Co.: American Zoetrope| IRE Productions| Santa Fe Institute For Regional Education
- Distribution Co.: Island Alive| New Cinema
- Directed by Godfrey Reggio
- Written by Ron Fricke, Godfrey Reggio and Michael Hoenig
- Starring (via archive footage): Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel
- Music by Philip Glass
- Cinematography by Ron Fricke
- A dialogue-free documentary with no conventional plot focusing on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
- October 4, 1982. More than 5,000 people filled the sold out Radio City Music Hall to experience a remarkable film event. That event was the world premiere of KOYAANISQATSI. Now everyone can share the power of that experience.
- Until now, you've never really seen the world you live in.