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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

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Peter Joseph
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Cast

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zeitgeist: The Movie See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (original version)

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4:3
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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 »

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

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Chogyam Trungpa: "Spirituality" is a particular term which actually means: a dealing with intuition...
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One of the greatest films provoking the thinking process.
26 March 2008 | by juha-k-oksanenSee all my reviews

Zeitgeist offers a grim view of things, that connects a lot of questions that arise when one wonders why things are the way they are, while we have more than we need on this planet. (not enough compassion among those who are being given the power, by the people)

Zeitgeist offers a path to lots of topics, about which one can finally engage some intelligent debate, without being shut down by simple evasive excuses, mostly in the form of offensive comments.

Zeitgeist offers a lot of (black) humor in many ways, f.ex in the form of ridiculous criticism, like most of films that try to really make a difference and fight the commonly accepted values. It shows effectively how fear and the lack of quality education (wisdom, not talking about merits or institutions) affects our thinking.

Some critics even seem to derive a weird kind of pleasure from neglecting things and praising their narrow views about the Zeitgeist being overly one sided. F.ex, should the film digest all the information for the viewer? That kind of stuff is widely seen on many movies. Especially considering films like Zeitgeist, it would affect destructively to the effectively developing mood and atmosphere. Leading to a situation where there is less room for these kinds of great emotions and thoughts among viewers that it offers as it is. We should try to find our fears and let them go, so we could think more clearly and maybe even enjoy some new things. We have our primitive side, but we also have the power to learn to control it.

Here's a bit more of this "lunatic" "mumble" to lighten up the end (and to give some of you an excuse to keep your values):

Concern, respect and self-awareness. Mix those up and you get compassion, kindness and love. Your "heaven" on Earth.

Lets get this species evolving! ;)

With Love,

Juha K. K. Oksanen


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