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Zeitgeist (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | Video 1 June 2007
Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

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Peter Joseph

Writer:

Peter Joseph
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chogyam Trungpa Chogyam Trungpa ... Self (voice) (archive sound) (as Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche)
Jordan Maxwell Jordan Maxwell ... Self (voice) (archive sound)
George Carlin ... Self (voice) (archive sound)
Bill Hicks ... Self (voice) (archive sound)
David Ray Griffin David Ray Griffin ... Self (archive footage)
Joe Casaliggi Joe Casaliggi ... Self (archive footage) (as Joseph Casaliggi)
Condoleezza Rice ... Self (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Self (archive footage)
Anthony Shaffer Anthony Shaffer ... Self (archive footage)
Curt Weldon Curt Weldon ... Self (archive footage)
Osama bin Laden ... Self (archive footage)
Dave von Kleist Dave von Kleist ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Ruppert Michael Ruppert ... Self (archive footage)
Les Robertson Les Robertson ... Self (archive footage)
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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. Written by Jeff1961

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Trivia

The definition of Zeitgeist: The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. "the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s" See more »

Goofs

Dionysus mother was not a virgin, she was Semele and was seduced by Zeus numerous times. He was not born on 25th of December, he did not perform miracles, he only caused madness. He was not called "King of Kings". The symbol of Dionysus they present is ORPHEUS VAKHIKOS. This is a small artifact which dates back to 300 A.D. that shows a man tied on an anchor not crucified. See more »

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Chogyam Trungpa: "Spirituality" is a particular term which actually means: a dealing with intuition...
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Connections

Followed by Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011) See more »

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Very compelling, definitely don't believe everything you hear, do your own research!
15 February 2008 | by EHBlessSee all my reviews

I've watched this movie about 4 times by now, will definitely watch it again as i show it to others. Many interesting arguments, many good points.

While this film is aimed to prove everything presented as truth, one should watch this with an open mind. Take in all the topics, then do your own research, just with any speaker/film/presentation. To blindly follow is pure ignorance.

I do not believe everything in this film. I do however think that everyone should see it if nothing more than a thought experiment. You should be aware of all sides of an argument as to make your argument more effective.

You don't have to agree to find this film interesting.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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