there was a suggestion by stephanie that we read the interview of godfrey reggio interview from unciv (out of Green Anarchy magazine). so here it is!
from wikipedia: Reggio is most known for his Qatsi trilogy, which includes the films Koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance), Powaqqatsi (life in transformation), and Naqoyqatsi (life as war). All of the film titles are taken from the Hopi language. 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. 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.