skip to content

Zeitgeist Films

Works: 331 works in 850 publications in 6 languages and 54,828 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Interviews  Film adaptations  Historical films 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer, Assignee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Zeitgeist Films
Publications by Zeitgeist Films
Most widely held works by Zeitgeist Films
The Corporation by Mark Achbar( visu )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,976 libraries worldwide
Documentary examines the nature, evolution, impact and possible futures of the modern business corporation
Nirgendwo in Afrika Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
Critically acclaimed, this is the award winning true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 and learns to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya
Trouble the water by Carl Deal( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
This documentary takes the viewer inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never seen on screen. Incorporating home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts -- an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward -- directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating protrait of the hurricane's aftermath. Trouble the Water takes audiences on a journey that is by turns heart-stopping, infuriating, inspiring and empowering. It is not only about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, but about the underlying issues that remained when the flood waters receded -- failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration, poverty, structural racism and lack of government accountability
Sophie Scholl die letzten tage = the final days by Marc Rothemund( visu )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine, Sophie Scholl, the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. The last six days of Sophie Scholl's life is dramatized, from arrest to interrogation, trial, and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless
Into great silence Le grand silence = Die grosse Stille by Philip Gröning( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions
Manufacturing consent : Noam Chomsky and the media by Noam Chomsky( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
Explores the political life and times of the controversial author, linguist, and radical philosopher Noam Chomsky. Focuses on Chomsky's analysis of the hidden use of ideological manipulation in democratic societies
Fire by Deepa Mehta( visu )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container
Last train home Gui tu lie che ( visu )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
"Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan... travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China's ascendance as an economic superpower."--Container
Manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwall( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
My country, my country ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh (Riyadh al-Adhadh), an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
Bill Cunningham New York ( visu )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Documentary on New York times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, Cunningham "has been chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours."--Container
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse The gleaners and I by Agnès Varda( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
". . . focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession - that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."
Lumumba by Raoul Peck( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served, for less than a year, as the first elected prime minister until he was brutally assassinated
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
The horse boy by Rupert Isaacson( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin sought the best possible medical care, but traditional therapies had little effect. They discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals, particularly horses, and the family set off on a quest that would change their lives forever
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( visu )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A brilliant biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker, controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into dramatic cinema
Ballets Russes ( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company
Taʹm e guilass Taste of cherry by Abbas Kiarostami( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Persian and held by 746 libraries worldwide
A suicidal fellow drives through Tehran offering people rides and soliciting their assistance to help him end his life. Each passenger suggests reasons why he should abandon such dour plans
Vision aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen = from the life of Hildegard von Bingen by Margarethe von Trotta( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in German and held by 695 libraries worldwide
The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture
Afghan star by Havana Marking( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Persian and held by 677 libraries worldwide
In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Zeitgeist Video (Firm)
English (100)
German (29)
French (18)
Persian (11)
Chinese (6)
Spanish (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.