Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 Berlin
We are introducing our monthly film nights Guckst du,on topics ranging from the environment and human interaction with nature, to sustainable energy and social issues. We will be showing fictional movies, features and documentaries which inspire us to ask the right questions.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982) – Godfrey Reggio
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word and it means “life out of balance”.
Koyaanisqat is also a debut film by Godfrey Reggio, created between 1975 and 1982.
It is a visual and musical experience without dialogue or narration and directors vision of coalision of two different worlds: urban life and technology (and its fast development) versus environment.
One of the main purpose of a film as a medium is to tackle and provoke and make us (re)think and (re)act. Koyaanisqat is one of the groundbreaking films made, where the nature vs man or man vs nature is its main plot, without giving any explanations or narrative, it just leaves you with images upon images of life, our way of living , high technology and its impact on our environment.
As described by the director itself: “Koyaanisqatsi is not so much about something, nor does it have a specific meaning or value , the meaning is in the eyes of the beholder. Its the encounter a viewer has with the film that matters. In the meaning of art alone, Koyaanisqatsi is whatever you wish to make of it.”
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