Mindless Crowd

'Mindless Crowd' is a collage of drone footage combined with a historic voiceover from the 1960s. The short film is examining the different patterns and formations which human civilization has shaped on the surface of planet earth. It therefore is using only one single perspective – the top view.

A film by Jacco Kliesch (2019)
Based on a speech by Alan Watts (*1915 †1973)

Edited entirely from stock footage.

Supported by Henning Kanemann

Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?
A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.
— Agent Smith in 'The Matrix'