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Zeitgeist, the Movie is a 2007 documentary film, produced by Peter Joseph about the Jesus myth hypothesis, the attacks of 9/11, and the Federal Reserve Bank as well as a number of conspiracy theories related to those three main topics. It was released free online via Google Video in June of 2007. A remastered version was presented as a global premiere on November 10, 2007 at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards.

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Johann Heinrich Friedrich Karl Witte (born July 1, 1800 in Lochau; died March 6, 1883 in Halle) was a German jurist and Dante Alighieri scholar. He was the son of a pastor who encouraged a fairly intense program of learning. His father believed that the intelligence of children is not hereditary, but results from education which should begin between birth and the age of 6. So he began the education of his son when he was a few months old. He taught him reading and writing. Little Karl Witte could read and write German and Latin at age 6. Later, he learned French. Within less than one year, he could read easy French books. After that he learned Greek. He could read Greek books within less than 6 months. By the time he was 8 years old he had learned many languages: German, Latin, French, Italian, English and Greek. He studied at Leipzig University at age 10, got his Doctorate of philosophy degree at age 12, and got a doctorate degree in law at age 16, and became a professor at Berlin University

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“Mohammad (peace be upon him), Messenger of God” (retitled The Message” for U.S. release) is a 1977 film directed by Moustapha Akkad, chronicling the life and times of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Released in both the Arabic language and the English language (Arabic name is الرسالة–English: Ar Risalah), “Mohammad (peace be upon him), Messenger of God” serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

The film follows the years in which Muhammad (peace be upon him) is actively pursuing his role as the Prophet of Islam starting with the early years in Mecca in which the Muslims were persecuted, the exodus to Medina and ending with the Muslims’ triumphant return to Mecca. A number of crucial events, such as the Battle of Badr and Battle of Uhud are depicted, and the majority of the story is told from the point-of-view of peripheral individuals such as Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (Muhammad’s uncle), Abu Sufyan (the leader of Mecca) and Hind bint Utbah (an enemy of Islam).

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Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s most successful male solo classical recording artists, talks about his life and career in an intimate documentary.

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Gulim, mehr ko’zda degani yolg’on,
Mening dilimda hech o’chmas yolqinsiz,
Qancha ko’rishmasak shuncha qadrdon,
Qancha olis bo’lsak shuncha yaqinsiz.

Devona oshiqman, men bir devona,
Ayting, sizdan bo’lak kimim bor yana?..
Siz yo’q chog’imdagi dunyom begona,
Siz yo’q bog’imdagi gullar yoqimsiz.

Siz achchiq qismatim, siz iztirobim,
Siz shirin dardimsiz, shirin azobim,
Siz mening ko’klardan topgan oftobim,
Yerlarda yo’qotgan ko’zmunchog’imsiz.

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“I’m so tired”
“Tired of what?”

“Of all these people judging me.”
“Who judged you?”

“Like that woman, every time I sit with her, she tells me to wear hijab.”
“Oh, hijab and music! The mother of all topics!”

“Yeah! I listen to music without hijab.haha!”
“Maybe she was just giving you advice.”

“I don’t need her advice. I know my religion. Can’t she mind her own business?”

“Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice.”

“Keeping out of my business, that would be nice…”
“But it’s her duty to encourage you do to good.”

“Trust me. That was no encouragement. And what do you mean ‘good’ ?”
“Well, wearing hijab, that would be a good thing to do.”

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