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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Government Shutdown: Koyaanisqatsi

According to Hopi Dictionary: Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni, the Hopi word Koyaanisqatsi 
(Hopi pronunciation: [kojɑːnisˈkɑtsi])
is defined as "life of moral corruption and turmoil" or "life out of balance".  

The prefix koyaanis– means "corrupted" or "chaotic", and the word qatsi means "life" or "existence",  literally translating koyaanisqatsi as "chaotic life". The film also defines the word as "crazy life", "life in turmoil", "life disintegrating", and "a state of life that calls for another way of living".


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