Godfrey Reggio

Airs Friday April 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1

Godfrey Reggio


This week, COLORES! presents a special evening with one of New Mexico’s most renowned filmmakers, Godfrey Reggio, Friday, April 10 at 9:00 pm on Ch.5.1. This evening begins with a new, full-length, in-depth interview with Reggio, the creator of the internationally acclaimed film KOYAANIQATSI. Immediately following the interview, New Mexico PBS will broadcast Reggio’s ground-breaking and visionary feature film, KOYAANIQATSI, in its entirety, beginning at 9:30 pm.

In this COLORES! interview, Reggio shares his vision for the making of this film, and his provocative philosophy behind his legendary Qatsi Trilogy. “We live in a world more real than true, so I wanted to make an effort to make a film more true than real,” says Reggio.

KOYAANISQATSI draws upon Hopi Prophecy. “Qatsi” is a Hopi word that means life and “Koyaanis” means crazy, or out of balance. The film contains a profound prophetic message about how we live on earth…a message that is as relevant today, as when the film debuted in 1983.

Reggio has created a different kind of film, submerging the audience in a cinematic experience. With no actors, no storyline, or dialogue, Reggio relies primarily on slow motion and time-lapse photography accompanied by a dynamic score by Philip Glass.

“All of my films are predicated on seeing, in a new way, the world in which we live, which for me is hidden in plain sight,” continues Reggio. “We’re blinded. We are not seeing the world we live in. Art can help us re-see that world.”

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