30th January 2017
InterReflections – by Peter Joseph
Controversial social activist and filmmaker Peter Joseph – creator of the world-renowned "Zeitgeist" film series, which has been translated into over 40 languages; screened in over 150 countries and seen by an estimated 300+ million people – has announced he is closing his prior socially conscious film series as a trilogy, only to launch a brand new film set titled: "InterReflections."
The first of the new series, "InterReflections I", depicts a fictional global revolution. Taking place in three time frames, the through-line is connected by the story of Concordia – a hacktivist origination comprised of high-ranking military defectors from around the world. They seek to stop further destabilisation of the world in the mid-21st century, by strategically shifting technological focus from "weaponry" to "livingry". Over the course of the three films, the audience will be taken on a journey of global (and intellectual) transformation, while highlighting the real world social potentials (and problems) we have or are heading towards.
"The new film series is a fantasy-style work that takes place in multiple time frames, using the idea of 'hindsight' as a driving motif to inspire the audience to think differently about the world we have today... and the world we could have tomorrow," says Joseph, who is crowdfunding his work on Indiegogo.
A musician and performance artist, who created his first film "Zeitgeist: The Movie" as merely a solo performance work that exploded inadvertently online in 2007, Joseph has evolved to researching and lecturing on culture and ecological sustainability years later. Apart from his ongoing media creations in support of such social issues, he works with a global community of engineers, artists, activists and scientists in pursuit of a new, more humane social arrangement for all the world's people.
While his prior work explored a vast range of social issues via traditional-style interviews with experts, "InterReflections I" leaves the documentary style behind and instead takes a more experimental approach that encompasses fantasy, abstraction and mixed film styles.
"As a filmmaker, I have changed my view regarding what really inspires people and I feel the 'abstract arts,' – rather than mere cold academic info, hold a powerful place in changing people's worldviews," explains Joseph. "We can tell people technical data all day long and some will absorb it... but the arts have a mysterious way of sneaking behind people's values and planting seeds for new ideas. I try to walk the line between art and intellect, academia and poetry."