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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

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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Storyline

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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Features Network (1976) See more »

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A thought provoking look at the world
27 March 2008 | by gingerman87See all my reviews

This film shows viewers not to believe anything they read, are shown, or told, and on the official website it says, "It is my hope that people will not take what is said in the film as the truth, but find out for themselves, for truth is not told, it is realised." Which is a true statement to make. For years people have believed only what they have been told to believe when they should be finding it out for themselves.

Another quote i'd like to use is "there are 3 sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth." (Extreme, from the album "III sides to every story" 1992) The Media has told their story of the world, and Zeitgeist does its best to tell the opposite side, I believe that neither is right, but by researching it further i'd like to realise what the truth is. (an improbable feat, i know.)

I'd like to ask Juha what you mean when you say "we have more than we need on this planet" as i have heard that the population currently is using somewhere in the region of 1.5 times the amount of resources that are available, which makes sense to me if you think about one of the major rules of physics, "energy can not be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another." if the population is increasing constantly, where is all the extra energy coming from to support us all? I would suggest to everyone that reads this to watch Zeitgeist:The Movie and take everything with a pinch of salt, and to treat everything you watch as 'fact' like this from now on, get into discussions/debates with people about everything and anything, to broaden your view on life, and most of all, try to listen as much as you speak.

(feel free to email me with any ideas, I'm always interested to hear others' views)

Thanks, Frase


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Zeitgeist: The Movie See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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4:3
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