Following the release of “Zeitgeist: Addendum” which premiered at the 2008 Artivist Film Festival, winning its highest awards,
the first official “Zeitgeist Day” (ZDAY) 2009 occurred in New York City to a sold out crowd of almost 1000 people, covered by the New York Times.
“Two hours into Z-Day, the educational forum associated with the online movie “Zeitgeist,” Peter Joseph, the film’s director and the evening’s M.C., stepped out from behind his lectern and walked forward earnestly on the stage.Peter Joseph, the director of two online “Zeitgeist” movies, was applauded after criticizing the global system of monetary finance. In his goatee and mustache and tieless in a brown suit, Mr. Joseph had been lecturing for nearly 90 minutes on the unsustainable nature of the money-based economy — on cyclical consumption, planned obsolescence, corporate malfeasance and piles of poisonous waste. “It’s time that we wake up,” he intoned, speaking solemnly through a wireless clip-on mike. “The doomsday scenario, the big contraction, might be happening right now. The system of monetary exchange is — in the face of advancing technology — completely obsolete…” MORE
Zeitgeist Day 2009 Global Event list Archive:
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