The term "Naqoyqatsi" is derived from the Hopi word meaning "life as war." The two previous entries of this series - Koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance) and Powaqqatsi (life in transistion) - were groundbreaking pieces of non-narrative filmmaking employing startling imagery married with the haunting sounds of composer Philip Glass. A decade in the making, Naqoyqatsi only came to fruition through the help of executive producer Steven Soderbergh, who read a magazine article about the film's inability to find a distributor and volunteered his help without even seeing one frame of the film.
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