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ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL
 
:: Special Presentation ::

"ZEITGEIST: Moving Forward"

Global Premiere - Q&A with Filmmaker Peter Joseph

This Saturday, January 15, 2010

7:00PM - JACC Downtown Los Angeles

WHAT:

The ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL is proud to present the Global Theatrical Premiere of “ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD”.

Followed by an exclusive Q&A with visionary filmmaker Peter Joseph.

WHEN:   7:00 PM Saturday, January 15th, 2011

WHERE:

Aratani Japan America Theater
(Downtown, Los Angeles)
244 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

TICKETS:  
www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=1388387

 
In January 2011, over 200 independent groups will host theatrical screenings of the documentary, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward,” in 30 languages across 60 countries.
The ARTIVIST Film Festival organization will present the global theatrical premiere alongside Filmmaker Peter Joseph at the JACCC in Los Angeles. The film will then move to the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills for a five day theater run.

The three central themes of “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” are Human Behavior, Monetary Economics, and Applied Science. Put together, the film creates a model that enables understanding of the current social paradigm and why it is critical to move out of it - coupled with a new, radical yet practical approach, extrapolating from immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy.”
 
The award-winning, controversial, 2007 work “Zeitgeist: The Movie” Premiered at the ARTIVIST Film Festival and obtained over 100,000,000 views online during the first year of its publication. In 2008, a sequel to the work, entitled “Zeitgeist: Addendum,” also Premiered at the ARTIVIST Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. As with its predecessor, the award winning “Addendum” was a huge viral internet phenomenon obtaining over 50,000,000 views within its first year.

“Zeitgeist Moving Forward” is the third installment in what has now become a cultural film series project which continues to consider the current “Zeitgeist” –which means “The Spirit or Awareness of the Time” or culture.

 
::: ABOUT ARTIVIST :::

Founded in 2003, "ARTIVIST" is the first international film festival and awards dedicated to raising awareness for Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy.  Our mission is to strengthen the voice of socially conscious artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes.  Through the years, the Artivist Film Festival has showcased 400+ films representing more than 60 countries around the world.  Artivist has reached millions of people with its film festivals in Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Lisbon.  In recognition of the socially conscious platform it provides, ARTIVIST has been endorsed by Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize family, Amnesty International, and the United Nations Department of Public Information.

Artivist Founder-President, Diaky Diaz, states “through the films and the presence of diverse NGOs active in human rights, animal advocacy, and environmentalism present at Artivist, the festival presents a unique opportunity for filmgoers to gain both awareness of issues and become active participants in positive change.”

 

Thanks to PETROBRAS, our Official Community Partner, for continuing to support the efforts and expansion of the Artivist Film Festival.  Understanding the interdependence between humanity, animals, and the environment is crucial in our global community.  By working with individuals and groups, organizations and companies, we can create long-term solutions to our global problems. 
 
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