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Peter Joseph
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Peter Joseph, 2010
Born1979 (age 41–42)[1]
Alma mater
Years active2007–present
Known forThe Zeitgeist Movement

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 work includes The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression, a book by Joseph which was published in 2017.[3]


Joseph was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1979, and attended the University of North Carolina and The New School.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6][7][8]

Since 2011, Joseph has supported the Occupy movement.[9]

In 2012 he made Culture in decline mini series satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena existing today which most of society seem to take for granted. [10][11]

In March 2017, BenBella Books published The New Human Rights Movement authored by Joseph. Abby Martin discussed his views in the book and generally in an interview on Telesur.[12]


  • Murdock, D.M.; Joseph, Peter (2011). The Zeitgeist Sourcebook - Part 1: The Greatest Story Ever Told (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2018-02-08.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Peter Joseph, Official Media Archive". Retrieved 9 Aug 2013.
  2. ^ Donovan, Travis (16 May 2015). "The Zeitgeist Movement: Envisioning A Sustainable Future". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Tanguay, Brian (September 26, 2017). Peter Joseph's 'The New Human Rights Movement.' Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved: August 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Biography – Peter Joseph". Archived from the original on 2014-06-29. Retrieved 11 October 2020 – via Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Bill Stamets (February 15, 2011). "Art-house films: 'Marwencol,' 'Zeitgeist'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 7, 2011. "The view from Venus". Orlando Weekly.
  6. ^ Feuer, Alan (2009-03-17). "They've Seen the Future and Dislike the Present". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  7. ^ Rhonda Swan, A dream worth having, The Palm Beach Post, May 1, 2009
  8. ^ New world re-order: The Zeitgeist Movement spreads to Ventura County, Shane Cohn, VC Reporter, May 12, 2011
  9. ^ Simon, Alex; ContributorCo-editor;, The Hollywood (2015-06-20). "Awaiting Interreflections : Peter Joseph's Highly Anticipated New Film Series Inches Towards its 2016 Release". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  10. ^ "Culture in decline" in IMDB
  11. ^ "Culture in decline" Website
  12. ^ "Abby Martin Discusses the Absurdity of Capitalism with Peter Joseph". YouTube. Retrieved 21 August 2017.

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