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Naqoyqatsi

(2013/2014 Films)


Day Pass (available for purchase on Koyaanisqatsi page, click here) includes all three Qatsi films, plus Visitors

“A stunning tour de force... A powerful emotional experience.” The New York Times

More than 25 years in the making, the masterful Qatsi (“life” in Hopi) films forged a bold new form of concert cinema. Be transported as astonishingly beautiful and stunning images unfold before your eyes, accompanied by hypnotic soundscapes. These wordless, moving meditations contemplate the state of humankind in our rapidly transforming technological age.

Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (2002, 89 min.)
Naqoyaqatsi takes us from a world controlled by the beauty of nature to a world dominated by technology and digital manipulation – the hyper-accelerated, globally wired 21st century. Unlike the previous two films, Naqoyaqatsi features little location work, but instead uses a method Godfrey Reggio describes as “image as location.” Created shortly before Sept. 11, 2001, the film is considered prophetic in its depiction of contemporary society.



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