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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 wrote, directed, narrated, scored, and produced the Zeitgeist film series. He founded[3] the Zeitgeist movement and is on the steering committee of Project Peace on Earth.[4]

In 2013 he directed the Black Sabbath music video "God Is Dead?"[5]

Media attention

Joseph's work was the subject of an article in The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post, VC Reporter, and TheMarker.[6][7][8][9] 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[10][11][12][13][14] and has appeared on TheMarkerTV in Israel.[15] He has appeared on two TEDx events: TEDxO'Porto[16] and TEDxOjai (California).[17][18] 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.[19] In 2012, he appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience PodCast with Joe Rogan.[20]

"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.[21]

Media projects

Gentle Machine Productions LLC is a business owned by Joseph. Some 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.[22][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. ^ New world re-order: The Zeitgeist Movement spreads to Ventura County, Shane Cohn, VC Reporter (California), May 12, 2011
  4. ^ Project Peace on Earth advisory board
  5. ^
  6. ^ Feuer, Alan (2009-03-17). "They've Seen the Future and Dislike the Present". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  7. ^ Travis Walter Donovan, The Zeitgeist Movement: Envisioning a Sustainable Future. The Huffington Post, March 16, 2010.
  8. ^ Rhonda Swan, A dream worth having, The Palm Beach Post, May 1, 2009
  9. ^ New world re-order: The Zeitgeist Movement spreads to Ventura County, Shane Cohn, VC Reporter, May 12, 2011
  10. ^ "Zeitgeist: Moving beyond money". RT. March 26, 2011. 
  11. ^ The Zeitgeist Movement – Money, Debt and the Economy, RT, December 2, 2011
  12. ^ Zeitgeist Solutions for the World, RT, September 14, 2011
  13. ^ Interview with Activist and Filmmaker Peter Joseph, RT, April 10, 2011
  14. ^ The Zeitgeist Movement on Solutions to War, Imperialism and The State, RT, February 10, 2012
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Peter Joseph – Arriving at a Resource-Based Economy (RBE), TEDxO'Porto, July 8, 2011
  17. ^ Peter Joseph – The Big Question, TEDxOjai, March 9, 2012
  18. ^ Peter Joseph – The Zeitgeist Movement – spreading the interest for a new social system, TED (conference)|TEDxOjai, February 29, 2012
  19. ^ Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder on TYT on YouTube
  20. ^
  21. ^ Retrieved June-12-2013
  22. ^ Retrieved April-15-14
  23. ^ Retrieved April-15-2014

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