Poster for the film Naqoyqatsi, featuring an image of a crash-test dummy in profile, wearing a suit and tie.

Naqoyqatsi: Life as War

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This event is presented by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, Project Humanities, and Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio takes on the digital revolution in the final chapter of his visionary Qatsi Trilogy, Naqoyqatsi. With a variety of cinematic techniques, including slow motion, time-lapse, and computer-generated imagery, the film tells of a world that has completely transitioned from a natural environment to a human-made one. Globalization is complete, all of our interactions are technologically mediated, and all images are manipulated. From this (virtual) reality, Reggio sculpts a frenetic yet ruminative cinematic portrait of a world that has become officially post-language.

The film features a score from legendary composer Philip Glass and a virtuoso cello performance from Yo-Yo Ma.

Join us on Friday, February 26 at 6:30pm for a screening and conversation with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. RSVP today!


  • Lance Gharavi, Associate Professor, School of Film, Dance and Theatre
  • Arjun Heimsath, Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • Kiki Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Moderator: Joey Eschrich, Center for Science and the Imagination