Watch our Documentaries

A global Resource-Based Economy is a complex system unlike any other put forth before. Using a series of documentaries, The Venus Project would like to offer more information about our aims and proposals. Spreading this information across the globe in many different languages is a very important step towards achieving them. Feel free to share this information with others and write to us if you have any questions about the information presented in these materials.

The Choice is Ours (2016)

This documentary explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myth of “human nature”, demonstrating that environment shapes behavior. It illustrates how our social structures impose our values and behaviors demonstrating that our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. It concludes with the vision of The Venus Project to build an entirely new world from the ground up, a “redesign of the culture” where all enjoy a high standard of living, free of servitude and debt, while also protecting the environment.

Paradise or Oblivion (2012)

This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a Resource Based Economy. This documentary details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other “establishment” notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world’s people. It is not based on the opinions of the political and financial elite or on illusionary so-called democracies, but on maintaining a dynamic equilibrium with the planet that could ultimately provide abundance for all people.

Paradise or Oblivion introduces the viewer to a more appropriate value system that would be required to enable this caring and holistic approach to benefit human civilization. This alternative surpasses the need for a monetary-based, controlled, and scarcity-oriented environment, which we find ourselves in today.

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A Conversation with Jacque Fresco

What is the difference between Resource Based Economy and the monetary system? Why monetary economics cannot survive? Can we eliminate scarcity? Who makes the decisions? What stands in the way of the transition to such system? The answers to these and many other questions are presented in this documentary. Discover how The Venus Project aims to end territorial disputes, provide a new incentive system and bring the people of the world into a peaceful, productive, global society that cares for its members and the environment.

Future by Design (2006)

Future by Design is an intellectually and visually engaging documentary following the life of Jacque Fresco. Accepted as the modern day Leonardo Da Vinci, Peer to Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Mr. Fresco is a self-educated futurist who likes to be considered as a generalist or a multi-disciplinarian — a scholar of several interrelated fields of science. He’s a prolific inventor, industrial designer, and social engineer, having spent his whole life conceiving of and formulating the concept of a Resource Based Economy. The documentary portrays a single man’s vision of the future where war is obsolete, there’s no lack of resources, and our focus as a species is global sustainability and the preservation of the environment. This documentary presents a potential future — with actual and workable alternatives to our present paradigm.

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Documentaries on The Venus Project by others

A World Worth Imagining; Jacque Fresco – The Man with the Plan (2019)

Produced by S.O.U.L. Documentary, this is a film on the life’s work of late, legendary visionary Jacque Fresco, founder of The Venus Project. The movie features never before seen archival footage and the inspirational last interview of his life.

In an intimate face-to-face, Jacque Fresco shares with S.O.U.L. founder Evan Gary Hirsch how he devoted his entire life to comprehensively designing a robust, workable tomorrow for our human family and planet. In this half-hour documentary, Jacque, who had just turned 101 years old(!), gives us a glimmer of hope as he describes the conditions needed for people to peacefully co-exist in a world without exploitation and abuse of one another. He lays out a bold new social design where war and territorial disputes are things of the past, where the true meaning of love and spirituality are manifested by translating them into a working reality.

The Venus Project by Ecopreneur (2019)

The Ecopreneur Team (Philip Toussaint, Conor Soucy, and Kennedy Muise) arrived at The Venus Project’s Center in Venus, Florida on Sept. 19th, 2019 to conduct a sit down interview with Roxanne Meadows and Nathanael Dinwiddie, and of course to film the grounds and some of the hundreds of models designed by Jacque Fresco and constructed by Jacque and Roxanne. Ecopreneur’s stated mission is “To promote compassion, communication, and community towards a sustainable tomorrow.” By the end of their visit, they acquired a very different understanding of just what sustainability really means.