it’s pretty confusing… there are a lot of zeitgeist movies out there…

here is the official trilogy of Peter Joseph

Peter Joseph is an American independent filmmaker and activist. He is best known for the Zeitgeist film series, which he wrote, directed, narrated, scored, and produced. He is the founder of the related The Zeitgeist Movement.[2] Other professional work includes directing the music video God Is Dead? for the band Black Sabbath[3]

Joseph began his professional career working in advertising and as a private equity trader on Wall Street.[5] In 2007 he produced a live performance art piece in New York City that he entitled “Zeitgeist.” A film version was created and released by Joseph online and went viral with millions of views.[6] It became the first in a trilogy of films produced by Joseph, the others being Zeitgeist: Addendum and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, released in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

In 2009, Joseph founded The Zeitgeist Movement, a self-described “sustainability advocacy organization.” It was originally started as the “activist arm” of an organization called The Venus Project, launched by Jacque Fresco in 1994. In 2011 the two organizations separated.[7] Joseph’s work with the Movement and the Trilogy has been the subject of national media attention to include articles in The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post, VC Reporter, and TheMarker.[8][9][10]

Joseph is the owner of Gentle Machine Productions LLC, a production company that has released many of his projects, including the Zeitgeist film trilogy. It also is responsible for the production of the Culture in Decline, a web series launched by Joseph in 2012, as well as Joseph’s new feature film project: InterReflections.[11][12]

Peter Joseph directed a “short-film” music video for the heavy metal music group Black Sabbath, entitled “God Is Dead?” The film had its world-premiere screening at the band’s June 6, 2013, album release in Hollywood’s Harmony Gold Preview Center.[3] The music video film is largely composed of symbolism extracted from Joseph’s Zeitgeist trilogy, coupled with layers of imposed archival imagery of the band.[13]

Joseph has given a number of lectures and interviews, including TEDx talks,[14][15] a feature at the 2011 Cine Futuro film festival, a feature at the 2011 Leaders Causing Leaders conference, appearances on RT TV,[16][17][18][19][20] the Joe Rogan podcast in 2012,[6][21] The Young Turks,[5] and the Marker TV in Israel.[22] Major news media have done profiles of him, including the New York Times.[8] He was a judge in the 2015 USFUCA Worldwide Youth Contest supporting youth generated technological progress and has been featured by The Global Summit. Joseph is also on the steering committee of Project Peace on Earth.[23]

Joseph also works in support of the Occupy Movement.[24] A proponent of Occupy Wall St, he gave public speeches in both New York and Los Angeles.[25][26]




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Press Release:

Peter Joseph Announces New Film Project

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Controversial Social Activist and Filmmaker Peter Joseph, creator of the world-renowned “Zeitgeist Film Series,” which has been translated into over 40 languages; screened in over 150 countries and seen in total by an estimated 300+ Million people – has announced he is closing his prior socially conscious film Series as a Trilogy – only to launch a brand new film set titled: “InterReflections.”

The first of the new series, “InterReflections I” is due for release in late 2015 with a new narrative-based, live-action style. “The new film series is a fantasy style work that takes place in multiple time frames, using the idea of ‘hindsight’ as a driving motif to inspire the audience to think differently about the world we have today… and the world we could have tomorrow.”- Peter Joseph

Peter Joseph, a musician and performance artist who created his first film “Zeitgeist: The Movie” as merely a solo performance work that exploded inadvertently online in 2007, has evolved to researching and giving lectures on culture and ecological sustainability years later. Apart from his ongoing media creations in support of such social issues, he works with a global community of engineers, artists, activists and scientists in this pursuit for a new, more humane social arrangement for all the world’s people.

While his prior work explored a vast range of social issues via traditional style interviews with experts, “InterReflections I” leaves the documentary style behind and instead explores an experimental style that encompasses fantasy, abstraction and a mixed film style.

“As a filmmaker, I have changed my view regarding what really inspires people and I feel the ‘abstract arts,’ – rather than mere cold academic info, hold a powerful place in changing people’s worldviews. We can tell people technical data all day long and some will absorb it… but the arts have a mysterious way of sneaking behind people’s values and planting seeds for new ideas. I try to walk the line between art and intellect, academia and poetry. ”


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