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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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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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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

Attis was not born on 25th of December. Attis's mother, Nana (daughter of the river Sangarios) got pregnant when she cut a fruit from an almond tree that grown up for the organs of the demon Agdistis. He was not crucified. During a marriage song Agdistis appeared in front of him. Attis went mad, cut of his genitals and died. He was then reborn and not resurrected in an evergreen pine. (Pausanias, Greece 7.19) 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

Features Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993) See more »

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Questions worth asking
27 February 2008 | by guhlemanSee all my reviews

There is a lot of arguing going on about the legitimacy of the claims made by this film. Certainly we cannot just swallow everything the filmmaker is trying to feed us. However, the film is not the first to suggest that 9/11 is a vehicle of war and profit designed by the American government. Whether or not you believe it outright or not, the questions provoked by the film are worth asking and can't be ignored. The supposed evidence provided by the government to substantiate their final explanation is feeble at best, when compared to the perhaps theoretical evidence offered by films and articles of this kind. I agree that the people are conditioned to accept media as truth, and thus have accepted the government as such also. The people have allowed the government and media to strip them of their thirst for truth by tricking them into believing anything. As responsible people we can't sit back and allow this to continue. We are entitled to the truth, and we are not getting it. I'm not saying that this film is 100% correct or anything like that. I'm only saying that to any reasonably intelligent person, it's obvious that there are major deceptions at work here. The longer we ignore them, the more we become them until eventually it just won't matter because there won't be anything we can do about it. If everyone were to demand answers, we might just get them.


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1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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