I have been trying to get my head around this situation and wanted to run down the course of events with respect to TVP and TZM.
In 2008 I visited TVP and interviewed Jacque without having a clear idea of what they were about yet. I was trying to give the viewer of what was to be Z: Addendum a sense of possibility.
During the course of my research on Jacque during this period I came to understand how wrong I had been in many ways and how powerful the train of thought is with respect to the RBE model.
During the development of Addendum, which in many ways served as a gratuitous advertisement for TVP (because I really was excited about the perspective), I took a risk to include at the end "Join the Movement"
This was an experiment. I had no idea what to expect.
Jacque always stated that he wanted to "get to leaders" to get these ideas going.
My view was to get to the community moreso. I had little confidence ( still do ) with the idea that country leaders, politicians or the like would see this as a viable possibly without pressure. The indoctrination is just too high in most cases.
So- TZM was born as an interest to create "critical mass" which would serve as a pressure for the establishment. Since my experience and interest in activism was always around MLK Jr. and Gandhi, I knew that, historically speaking, it would take a "revolution" of some sort and we need a peaceful mass to take the message to world. Hence the Social Movement.
From the period of 2008 to 2010 I visited TVP many times. I went twice to shoot Moving Forward footage and to get as much input as I can.
With few exceptions, all scripts, lectures, pdfs videos went to them before being published and anything that needed correction- was.
It is now that I see that the real problem has to do with not the following of the RBE Model concept… but rather the lack of following of TVP personal path of interest as an institution.
As many know, I was in support of their Film but didn't like the idea of direct, personal ZM donations for such a huge project. It seemed a slap in the face to me and others who have gone out of their way to not incorporate money and not expect the community to hold anyone up financially. It would be diff if the project also had a decent level of feasibility and possible return- this is not the case as per my 10 years of working in the film industry as an editor, producer and director.
I was rather working to get connections… in fact I had a line going to Ridley Scott. But …not much I can do now.
Anyway, at no point did I get a message from TVP saying "hey peter- you got this technical issue wrong- we need to fix." I would have immediately done so. Instead, it seems to be "oh- you wont support our drive to raise millions for a new film. well- you are not following us therefore we don't want to work with you."
This, again, on the heels of the most difficult film execution I have ever done at an extreme financial and personal expense… and that film promotes TVP more than anything, once again. I even went out of my way to make Fresco the ultimate "hero" character in it.
So then he/they come out with this idea that:
1) I don't credit him
2) It isn't the "direction"
and the ultimate that even I cant not get pissed off about
3) I want to be "center stage".
All three points are absurd if anyone has paid any attention to my public life and statements.
Even more- TZM has had a link to their 501c through the Support page for 3 years. Thousands of dollars (at least) have been given to TVP through us and the Movement work. I have never questioned them on this, nor have any demands been made. I always trusted them. So, given the fact that myself and many here have gone out of their way, at great hardship both personal and financial, to offer support to Jacque's work (even as an institution)…. only to have it all thrown back in such a poor, childish way is simply sad.
All Roxanne had to do was issue a public apology to myself and the movement. "oops! Jacque was just in a mad mood!"
Nothing. Now, it is becoming clear that Roxanne, along with Andrew Buxton and others are working to further divide. They don't want resolution. They don't want help.
So, pending anything new, I am left to suggest one thing: Re-Structure The Movement and build our knowledge based from the train of thought itself - not from the TVP's/Fresco's establishment.
We have gone too far as of now and TZM's potential is tremendous. We cant stop now, with or without them. I am very sad about it, but I did nothing to bring this on - nor did the community.