Monday, July 14, 2008

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is a documentary that was first released on June 26, 2007 and topped the Google video charts most viewed videos. The film was translated into several languages and is distributed officially via Google Video and BitTorrent. Zeitgeist won the top award of Best Feature Documentary/Artivist Spirit at the 4th Annual Artivists Awards in 2008 in Hollywood, CA. An upcoming sequel has been announced.




The film starts with a speech by Chögyam Trungpa about spirituality, followed by a series of musically synchronized clips of war and explosions culminating with one of the towers of World Trade Center collapsing during 9/11. Then there follows a sequence of clips showing the horrors of war.



There is a short clip that shows a hand writing "1 + 1 = 2", but is brushed away by another hand before the first finishes, and is replaced by a bible and an American flag. After a few more war clips, the film then quotes Jordan Maxwell's Inner World of the Occult, criticizing religious institutions, governments, and the banking cartels who "have misled [the people] away from the true and divine presence in the universe." This portion ends with more images accompanied by audio of a portion of a George Carlin monologue on religion.

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3 comments:

Anj said...

Tremendous. Long, but stick with it because part 3 ties it all together: it even foreshadows the current banking crisis!

This is a really timely piece to watch with banks being taken over, the stock market in free fall, the ever-thinner terror propaganda we're given, and foreclosures on the rise... this movie could almost have been a prediction of the future.

Thanks for this, and all, your posts,
Anj.

Anonymous said...

I must say, while I agree with the film's call for critical thought and their position on religion, there are several major flaws in their supposed evidence. For example, both Charles Lindbergh and Representative McFadden were both fervent anti-Semites who believed in a Jewish conspiracy to control the world through finance. This also shows why Lindbergh against entry in WWII, as he was a supporter of Hitler's anti-Semetic policies. Additionally, Aaron Russo only claims that "Nicholas Rockefeller" was part of the famous family, while no record of a Nicholas being directly related to the Rockefeller's exists. While I do agree with several aspects of the film, I think I am enforcing its core argument of questioning authority by checking its facts. Its a great documentary, but don't rely only on what it says.

Anonymous said...

I must say, while I agree with the film's call for critical thought and their position on religion, there are several major flaws in their supposed evidence. For example, both Charles Lindbergh and Representative McFadden were both fervent anti-Semites who believed in a Jewish conspiracy to control the world through finance. This also shows why Lindbergh against entry in WWII, as he was a supporter of Hitler's anti-Semetic policies. Additionally, Aaron Russo only claims that "Nicholas Rockefeller" was part of the famous family, while no record of a Nicholas being directly related to the Rockefeller's exists. While I do agree with several aspects of the film, I think I am enforcing its core argument of questioning authority by checking its facts. Its a great documentary, but don't rely only on what it says.