Sunday, January 28, 2007


This is the third and final film in the 'Qastsi' series. The first, and still my favorite, is "Koyaanisqatsi", a Hopi word meaning, "Life out of balance" and the second is "Powaqqatsi" which means, "Life in transformation." "Naqoyqatsi" means, "Life as war" or "civilized violence." All three films were directed by Godfrey Reggio and are comprised of stunning visuals, that convey the reoccurring theme, set to the music of Philip Glass and "Naqoyqatsi" has the addition of cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing part of the score.

This film provides a digitized look at our society and, through enhancements, shows the extremes of events that occur every day. All aspects of our world are displayed in some form, ranging from the natural to the virtual and most human emotions are given a forum, as well.

The great thing about this film (and the others) is that no one will see it in the same way (except for the people who think it sucks). Here is a good site dealing with the films and here is the site for "Naqoyqatsi."

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