The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of the Suit

201152 mins

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.