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Godfrey Reggio

Godfrey Reggio
Born (1939-03-29) March 29, 1939
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Godfrey Reggio (born March 29, 1939) is an American director of experimental documentary films.

Life

Reggio was born in Northern New Mexico's barrios.[1] In 1963 he co-founded Young Citizens for Action, a community organization project that aided juveniles among the street gangs in Santa Fe. In 1972, he co-founded the Institute for Regional Education in Santa Fe, a non-profit foundation focused on media development, the arts, community organization, and research.

Reggio has been involved in many progressive political causes in the United States, including work for the Stock Exchange of Visions project in 2006.

Reggio is most known for his Qatsi trilogy, which includes the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. All of the film titles are taken from the Hopi language; Koyaanisqatsi meaning "life out of balance," Powaqqatsi meaning "life in transformation," and Naqoyqatsi meaning "life as war." In 1995 he directed the short feature entitled Evidence that featured, like the Qatsi Trilogy, a soundtrack composed by his friend Philip Glass. Also, he has directed a documentary Anima Mundi. This film was funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote their Diversity Program. Reggio spent fourteen years in fasting, times of silence, and prayer, training to be a monk within the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic pontifical order, before abandoning that path and making the films.

Reggio's most recent film is Visitors, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] Philip Glass returns as the film's composer, and Jon Kane as the Visual Designer (having also worked on Naqoyqatsi with Reggio in 2002).

Filmography

References

  1. ^ "Koyaanisqatsi". Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ Variety

External links

  • trilogy homepageQatsi
  • Godfrey Reggio at the Internet Movie Database
  • Stock Exchange Of Visions: Visions of Godfrey Reggio
  • The Holy SeeGodfrey Reggio's
  • The Brian Lehrer Show - A Visit with Godfrey Reggio, January 23, 2014
  • Godfrey Reggio: 'My Che Guevara was Pope John XXIII' (Guardian, March 27, 2014)
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