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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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What does Christianity, 911 and The Federal Reserve all have in common? See more »


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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 »

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Chogyam Trungpa: "Spirituality" is a particular term which actually means: a dealing with intuition...
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Inspired Eye-opener
6 March 2008 | by kupvlcSee all my reviews

This film explores three themes which seem totally unrelated: the Christian faith; the attacks of September 11, 2001; the American Federal Reserve System and Income tax. I have never seen a documentary in which images and music were put together in such a powerful and artistic way. The film depicts the fraudulent Zeitgeists that have been used through the centuries to subdue others into acquiescing. It shows that the one truth we are fed daily is a carefully crafted lie, which hold us spellbound. I regret the movie replaces the seen-trough lies with conclusions which had better not been drawn: it would have sufficed to point to the many similarities between The Bible and older books, like the Egyptian book of the dead, without adding the conclusion that Jesus of Nazareth might never have existed. Emphesizing this option as being the most likely one, takes the focus away from the extensive lies which surround Christianity for certain, as is exposed in this film.

It rightly connects the tragic events of 9/11 with the true perpetrators thereof, and does not shy from showing the terrible consequences in human life both on that day and in the years that followed in a fraudulous "War on Terror", which to most people in it is very real, but for its inventors just a cruel joke on a population of semi-sentient humans, who slaughter human life as some humans would slaughter cattle.

Finally, it reveals that unbelievable manipulation has reached a 100-year anniversary after the 1907 panic and the 1913 introduction of the Ferderal Reserve bill, which opened the way to stage not one but two World Wars, which to the casual beholder did little to change the balance of power in the world, but in truth transfered power from the open to the shadows on a grand scale.

A film worth watching over and over again - if you can stomach its dreadful horrors, both in picture and in concept.


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English

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1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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