Zeitgeist: The Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph. It asserts a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas, including the Christ myth theory, alternative theories for the parties responsible for the September 11th attacks and that bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power.
The film was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on zeitgeistmovie.com. It has been criticized for reported factual inaccuracies, and the quality of its arguments. A sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum, focuses further on the monetary system and advocates a resource-based social system influenced by the ideas of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project.
Following Zeitgeist: Addendum, Peter Joseph created an organization called The Zeitgeist Movement to promote the ideas of Fresco’s Venus Project. A third film called Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is scheduled to be released late January 2011. Peter Joseph has stated that its topics will focus on human behavior, technology, and rationality.