UNCIVILISATION – The Dark Mountain Manifesto

About the film:

“That civilisations fall, sooner or later, is as much a law of history as gravity is a law of physics. What remains after the fall is a wild mixture of cultural debris, confused and angry people whose certainties have betrayed them, and those forces which were always there, deeper than the foundations of the city walls: the desire to survive and the desire for meaning.” (Uncivilisation - The Dark Mountain Manifesto by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, 2009)

‘Uncivilisation’ is a manifesto for writers, artists and storytellers – and for all of us, living through the end of the world as we know it.

With this one-hour one-shot film, the Münster-based collectives „MNEME kollektiv“ (dance) and „EAT THE FROG Kollektiv“ (music) share their take on the manifesto, in collaboration with independent nomadic filmmaker Vincent Moon.

Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Münster.


Premiere: November 19th, 2023

Location of production: Muenster, Germany

Time of production: November 20th, 2022

Language: English, no subtitles

Runtime: 59min


Hayden Chisholm – voice, narration

Isabel Bernhard – dance

Sarah Bernhard - dance

Friederike Klodwig – dance

Charlotte Petersen – dance

Tobias Brügge – saxophone

Tobias Link – trombone

Stefan Vidal Schneider – drums

Vincent Moon - film

Georg Niehusmann – sound

based on the book:

UNCIVILISATION – The Dark Mountain Manifesto (2009) 

written by Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine 

link to the manifesto: https://dark-mountain.net/about/manifesto/