‘Mindless Crowd’: human beings on planet earth

Jacco Kliesch

“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‘ film (1999)


WORLD ‘Mindless Crowd is a collage of drone footage combined with a voiceover from the 1960s. The short film examines the different patterns and various formations which human civilisation has shaped on the surface of planet earth. It therefore uses only one single perspective, the top view.


A 4-minute film by German (from Nürnberg) director Jacco Kliesch, edited entirely from stock footage. Based on a speech by British-American philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973). Music Track 1: Max Brodie – Ambient Explorer. Music Track 2: Vaisnava – Creating Space Meditation. Be curious and watch it!

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