Godfrey Reggio


de Reggio, an Italian nobleman who first settled in France and then in French Louisiana around 1750. From the age of 14, Reggio spent the next fourteen years in fasting, times of silence, and prayer, training to be a friar within the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic pontifical teaching order.


Godfrey Reggio (born March 29, 1940) is an American director of experimental documentary films. ==Life== Reggio was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to an old and distinguished Louisiana family descended from Francesco M.


In 1963 he co-founded Young Citizens for Action, a community organization project that aided juveniles in the street gangs of Santa Fe.


After he left the order, he co-founded the Institute for Regional Education in Santa Fe, a non-profit foundation focused on media development, the arts, community organization, and research, in 1972. Reggio has been involved in many progressive political causes in the United States, including work for the American Civil Liberties Union, co-organizing a multi-media public interest campaign on the invasion of privacy and the use of technology to control behavior.


The soundtracks for all three films were composed by Philip Glass. In 1995 Reggio directed the short feature titled Evidence, another collaboration with Glass.


Godfrey Reggio participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project in 2006. ==Filmmaker== Reggio is most known for his Qatsi trilogy, which includes the films Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Powaqqatsi (1988), and Naqoyqatsi (2002).


He has also directed the documentary Anima Mundi, funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote its diversity program. Reggio's most recent film is Visitors, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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