Peter Joseph

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Peter Joseph
Peter Joseph.jpg
Peter Joseph, 2010
Born Peter Joseph[1]
Winston-Salem, North Carolina[2]
Occupation Filmmaker, activist
Years active 2007–present

Peter Joseph[1] (born 1979) is an American independent filmmaker and social activist. He has written, directed, narrated, scored, and produced three documentary films called Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007), Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008), and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011). He is the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement and on the steering committee of Project Peace on Earth.[3]

Joseph also writes and produces the web series Culture in Decline.[4] In 2013 he directed the Black Sabbath music video "God Is Dead?"

Gentle Machine Productions LLC is the business entity owned by media producer Peter Joseph the founder of the Zeitgeist movement. Gentle Machine Productions is the official point of sale of Mr. Josephs Zeitgeist movements project information. Existing and developing projects of Gentle Machine Productions are the zeitgeist film trilogy, the Culture in Decline web series and Joseph's new feature film project: InterReflections. [5][6]

Media attention

Joseph's work has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Palm Beach Post, VC Reporter, TheMarker, and Globes.[7][8][9][10][11][12] He has been a guest on the Russian television network RT TV regarding social theories proposed by The Zeitgeist Movement for the most recent economic crisis[13][14][15][16][17] and has appeared on TheMarkerTV in Israel.[18] He has appeared on two TEDx events: TEDxO'Porto[19] and TEDxOjai (California).[20][21] Joseph also appeared for a 49-minute interview on the internet news program The Young Turks, conducted by Cenk Uygur, to discuss his work and the Zeitgeist Movement.[22]

"God is Dead?" video for Black Sabbath

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. The music video film is largely composed of symbology extracted from Joseph's Zeitgeist trilogy, coupled with layers of imposed archival imagery of the band.[23]

See also


  1. ^ a b Peter and Joseph are his first and middle names. His surname is not publicly known. (The Zeitgeist movie website Q&A)
  2. ^ a b "Peter Joseph, Official Media Archive". Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 
  3. ^ Project Peace on Earth advisory board
  4. ^ "Culture in Decline". Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  5. ^ Retrieved April-15-14
  6. ^ Retrieved April-15-2014
  7. ^ Feuer, Alan (2009-03-17). "They've Seen the Future and Dislike the Present". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  8. ^ Travis Walter Donovan, The Zeitgeist Movement: Envisioning a Sustainable Future. The Huffington Post, March 16, 2010.
  9. ^ Rhonda Swan, A dream worth having, The Palm Beach Post, May 1, 2009
  10. ^ New world re-order: The Zeitgeist Movement spreads to Ventura County, Shane Cohn, VC Reporter, May 12, 2011
  11. ^ Quotations and citations in this Wikipedia article are based on the translation from Hebrew to English of The Filmmaker Who Helped Recruit Millions for the Global Protests of the Bottom 99%, original Hebrew article by Asher Schechter, TheMarker (Israel), January 19, 2012.
  12. ^ Quotations and citations in this Wikipedia article are based on the translation from Hebrew to English of Imagine, original Hebrew article by Tzaela Kotler, Globes (Israel), March 18, 2010.
  13. ^ "Zeitgeist: Moving beyond money". RT. March 26, 2011. 
  14. ^ The Zeitgeist Movement – Money, Debt and the Economy, RT, December 2, 2011
  15. ^ Zeitgeist Solutions for the World, RT, September 14, 2011
  16. ^ Interview with Activist and Filmmaker Peter Joseph, RT, April 10, 2011
  17. ^ The Zeitgeist Movement on Solutions to War, Imperialism and The State, RT, February 10, 2012
  18. ^ Discussion of the Zeitgeist movement with Peter Joseph, TheMarkerTV, January 19, 2012. Interview conducted in English, following a brief introduction to Joseph and the movement in Hebrew.
  19. ^ Peter Joseph – Arriving at a Resource-Based Economy (RBE), TEDxO'Porto, July 8, 2011
  20. ^ Peter Joseph – The Big Question, TEDxOjai, March 9, 2012
  21. ^ Peter Joseph – The Zeitgeist Movement – spreading the interest for a new social system, TED (conference)|TEDxOjai, February 29, 2012
  22. ^ Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder on TYT on YouTube
  23. ^ Retrieved June-12-2013

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