One of the sevenstring forum members posted a link to this website: Zeitgeist is a mind heist – venus project is a scam ? It provides a detailed back story of the creation of zeitgeist the movie, and the TZM (the zeitgeist movement). Having looked at the site, I think it's worthy of a thread as there are so many young people becoming confused by the films content. According to the website above; a self styled futurist named Jacque Fresco created a sustainable commune concept. Educating himself with various engineering and scientific knowledge he pledged to build a community housed in synthetic domes at an affordable price. In the 1960's Fresco sought to begin making his ideal a reality. Harnessing the resources of the flock he had gathered through his lectures, which took place in his home, he headed a group which bought some land to build said community. This was sold before work could be carried out and a new location was selected. This purchase made Fresco the sole owner, disenfranchising the original donors from any rights, which they had expected. Fresco and his movement, known as The Venus Project (TVP) funded the creation of an advertising documentary to deliver their concepts to a new audience. They outsourced production and so... we have Zeitgeist - The movie. Fresco's organisation are opposed to the dissemination of spiritual ideology and have dubbed Zeitgeist's overt spiritual content "verbal masturbation". They have since fallen out with the makers of the film as it failed their original intent, supposedly. Overall, an interesting website and I suggest it should be viewed by those affected by Zeitgeist. I hope you enjoy my concise version of events from the websites articles. Please visit the website linked to see a more detailed description of the events regarding this movie. Here is a link to a documentary on Jacques Freso's vision: Future By Design | Watch Free Documentary Online These links were provided by another member in another post, but I think this is a significant discussion as the movie has had a large audience.