Narrated by Christopher Lee, Swarms investigates the intricate animal formation known as swarming. It is a collective behaviour seen in many animals, insects and fish.
Although swarming is usually applied in particular to insects, it can also be universally applied to any other entity or animal that exhibits swarm behaviour.
This documentary film focus especially on the mass of various insects, animals, bugs and rodents who commonly swarm. Some of these are locusts, birds, bats and snakes.
In an effort to understand swarming, the film digs through current (1998) natural knowledge on the subject to analyze it throughout.
Furthermore, Swarms also looks through human history to interpret how we’ve linked certain swarms as real threats to humanity. This historical view entails stories on the locust swarms in the biblical plagues, the rat swarms causing the black death in medieval times and many others.
- Release date2002
- Full runtime51min
- Narrated byChristopher Lee
- Directed byMichael Charles Rosenberg
- WriterVictoria Coules
- Produced byPartridge Films, Discovery Communications Inc.
- Produced forChannel 4