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The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of the Suit (2011)

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The human being is the self-proclaimed king of the creation. Our extraordinary cultural and technological evolution has led us to dominate the planet and all its creatures.

But something is going wrong; in the 21st century the so-called success of those who called themselves Homo Sapiens Sapiens are seriously threatened by human overpopulation of the planet and by the climate change provoked by the over-consumption of energy.
If a terrestrial observer would study us in a zoological way – as we do with other animals – what conclusion would he get out of our behavior? Unfortunately we must admit that most of our actions are stupid and not intelligent at all.

This documentary seeks to prove that despite our fancy and sophisticated costumes and ways, our genetic legacy is unchanged and the primate we used to be remains in us and determines our lives to a much greater extent than we suspect. The human being is not as smart as he thinks and has simply become a Selfish Ape.

Fernando López-Mirones

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nonzero, posted on December 4, 2012

For the production quality, I was expecting more thoughtful probing. It's basically a rehash of the social darwinism in which we're already inculcated as another reviewer notes. We are at a point with our spiritual and physical technology that we can observe and change our nature, so why not look ahead into what we can become instead of blame our problems on what we used to be?

mcalero, posted on November 12, 2012

Intention is good, a bit hard to follow

curiousdiscer, posted on November 7, 2012

I just found it hard to watch as the movie repeats many of our indoctrinated truths.

Lolk, posted on November 7, 2012

I wish I could totally disagree with this, but can't. I often find myself thinking about how primitive we actually are. Very fascinating study.

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