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Zeitgeist (2007)

Video  -  Documentary | History  -  1 June 2007 (USA)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

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Chogyam Trungpa ...
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Dick Cheney ...
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This film gathers information from many sources and puts it together in a way that shows it is possible for people to be manipulated by large institutions, governments and economic powers. It is divided into 3 parts. 1. Religion: Pagan astrological beliefs compared to modern and ancient religions. (9:35-35:53) 2. 9/11: An overview of the numerous questionable aspects of this immensely important event. (35:54-1:09:16) 3. The Federal Reserve Bank: A history of its formation and ability to control the economy. (1:09:17-1:56:23) With many news clips from tragic events in history, audio excerpts from those who believe people are being misled about the level of freedom they have, this riveting documentary will anger those who agree with it as well as those who do not. A very timely and important piece of work that all free thinking people should see. Viewer Content Warning: This film contains stock photos and film of war and September 11th scenes that may not be suitable for all viewers. (... Written by Jeff1961

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The social manipulation of society through the generation of fear and division has completely detached humans from their sense of power and reality. See more »


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According to Hindu texts, Krishna was not a carpenter - he was actually a herdsman. See more »

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Zealous Conspiracy Theories that Don't Apply its Critical Thinking to Itself
15 August 2008 | by (dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

It astounds me that this film can be so well received by so many people. As interested as I am in conspiracy theories, there's nothing worse than aimless hole picking, which is essentially what this documentary constitutes.

Perhaps the most insulting examples concern 9/11 (and for the record, I'm not saying there's nothing dubious about the events). For every "fact" this doc questions, its ignorance towards its own questioning is infuriating. For there are counter-arguments to every "fact" it questions, but the doc fails to address them. Plus, a fact means little without a debate about motive. For if 9/11 is not what we think, then what is it? It is not enough to question veracity. People don't go to jail for lying about their alibi, motive is necessary. It's this kind of ignorance that can be applied throughout the documentary, and what leads to its ultimate failure.

On an aesthetic level, the film is terrible. I understand that it's no-budget, but many sequences of archive and graphics are so heavy-handed and over-long that the doc, which has potentially exciting subject-material, actually feels boring. Plus, in the first section, many of the theories are not attributed to its creators, giving the narrator a false voice of authority.

This project feels like an amateur conspiracy geek with little or no critical thinking faculties trying to give himself a voice, a voice that gives a bad name for the intelligent individuals who question the "official" theories in the correct manner.


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