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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The "Zeitgeist" Films with producer-director Peter Joseph (5/27/09)


In the first of a series of shows about media on The Internet, we begin with the extremely controversial documentaries “Zeitgeist” and “Zeitgeist: Addendum” two films which are the creation of writer-producer-director Peter Joseph. The movies currently hold a sort of historical marker in the history of the Internet as videos that have been watched online possibly 50 million times.

Like what John Lennon and his unforgettable song, “Imagine” did for us in the 1970’s -- to consider an expanded point of view of ourselves and our world, Peter Joseph’s “Zeitgeist” films ask us to see through the real “matrix” of today’s corporate and banking industry controlled governments. The films say that this elite group has controlled human society by foisting “belief systems”, including both governments and organized religions. These belief systems keep people disempowered and in spiritual darkness, including enslavement within a financial system which keeps us in competition with each other and which impedes true social progress -- and promotes the illusion of separation from the natural world around us.

I highly respect the artistic courage of Peter and the vision of his films, which have given birth to a worldwide Zeitgeist Movement. A few months ago, The NY Times even wrote about a "Zeitgeist" gathering of several hundred participants. (Click HERE to read it)

The official versions of the films can be seen online at

“This movement is about awareness, in avocation of a fluid evolutionary progress, both personal, social, technological and spiritual. It recognizes that the human species is on a natural path for unification, derived from a communal acknowledgment of fundamental and near empirical understandings of how nature works and how we as humans fit into/are a part of this universal unfolding we call life. While this path does exist, it is unfortunately hindered and not recognized by the great majority of humans, who continue to perpetuate outdated and hence degenerative modes of conduct and association. It is this intellectual irrelevancy which the Zeitgeist Movement hopes to overcome through education and social action.” -- Peter Joseph on The Zeitgeist Movement.

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