Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
This documentary examines the possibility of creating a sustainable economy based on available resources.
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While I reckon that the makers raise certain serious issues, I can't help but feel they've some. (Anything besides "Look who's talking"?) NM. My issue was to fight the boredom of its runtime. As if it weren't Moving Forward. Its length was its biggest problem. At best, it should have been 90 minutes long. Yet, I survived all through to the end of it, although I'd to push it forward at times. It took me quite a few attempts to get over it completely. I'd to take breaks now and again owing to its interesting discussions. No sooner did I resume watching, I started yawning. It's a mean one. To each, their own. Finally, I'd say that it's a must watch for anyone who feels it's a must watch. Over and out.More
If I tell you that I just watched 2:41 min long documentary and I didn't blink watching it, you'll probably think that is something wrong with me... but if you ever watched Zeitgeist before, you'll understand that is quite normal. I still think that Zeitgeist 1 should be compulsory for anyone on this planet and if any of you out there wants it, I am happy to send you a copy - these movies are all made for the benefit of the humanity, not monetary benefit and are free to distribute (of course if there is no charge).
If you were ever interested how our society works, you'll have to check the previous Zeitgeist(s), and if you want to see the solution for all the global problems - watch this one! I know that some people will cry loudly against it but those people never understand anything else except what they were thought and I don't blame them - I blame the brainwashing society and the social environment in the family - and to be honest I really do not give a dam about those cries.
I am not democrat, liberal, labour, communist, socialist... and whatever tag you can attach... I am just a human being who is enjoying life and does not care about politics... but I care for the exploitation which is inflicted to all of us from 1% of the population which owns 40% of the resources and the abuse we all have to put up because of the insane profits they get for NOTHING!
This is one rare documentary which gives as a chance to hear the biggest thinkers of the modern time! Amazingly organised, with right questions and answers which finally offer solution, not just a smoke screen for the next stage!
Get the snacks (healthy ones, not to feel guilty), sit down and enjoy learning from the biggest economic minds on this planet - and be surprised!
Both Zeitgesit Addendum and Moving Forward explore topics relevant to every individual; money, government, health, the planets limited resources and how we live our lives. Throughout these 2 films "the system" is discussed at length, the negative aspects (which are many) exposed and possible alternatives suggested and explored. If nothing else, by the end of both or either documentary the viewer will understand that rather than "THE system" it is but "A" system and there are other healthier, leaner, smarter, cleaner, more resourceful and more ethical ways we can inhabit, survive and prosper on Earth as human beings.
Whether drastic or subtle, I think that anyone who watches either of these films will change the way they do something in their day to day life. That is a bold statement to make, but I think that these films are that powerful. You can see these films as dangerous Propaganda or our dirty laundry finally being aired in public; but that is down to the individual.
As films, I don't feel that either is polished or edited very well. There are many places where a leading thinker in his field will be speaking at length on a topic that could have been cut down - it is left in a kind of semi-lecture format. I can see viewers becoming bored or nodding off perhaps. Both films take a long time to get to the juicy content and appear rather amateurish at times.
Although, both of these films feel like "bargain basement" documentaries it is in the content where both excel. Rather than giving me "food for thought" these films have changed my life more than perhaps anything else I have ever watched (with the obvious exception of the News). Having impact of this level cannot be ignored. Out of the 2 films I would recommend Addendum over Moving Forward as I feel it covers more ground, is a little less boring and is better documentary all round.
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