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Filmmaker, philosopher and activist Godfrey Reggio completes the film trilogy he began with Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi in this visually striking examination of the impact of technology upon our culture. Naqoyqatsi is a word from the Hopi language which roughly translates as "war as a way of life" or "a life of killing each other," and in this film Reggio uses a intense barrage of images - most of which have been drawn from existing film footage and then altered using a variety of optical and digital techniques - to express his belief that technology is no longer at war with nature. Instead, we have allowed technology to become the "nature" in which we live, and as it stretches our physical and emotional environment in new and troubling directions, we have created for ourselves a world of greater chaos, violence, and confusion.

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Special Features Life Is War - Behind the Scenes Featurette. Music of Naqoyqatsi - A conversation with Philip Glass and Yo-Yo Ma. Koyaanisqatsi Trailer. Powaqqatsi Trailers. NYU Panel Discussion.

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WD31041 Naqoyqatsi DVD (2002/Godfrey Reggio) $9.98