clown vs society
documentary / experimental documentary
experimental, documentary, depression, change, society
This script is about modern society, its values and the effects of society on its inhabitants. People change and society changes and in turn people must change to remain a part of the society. It tells the story of a professional clown who descended into depression as the public demand for his performances declined. When once he would perform in a packed theatre, today he busks in the streets as the people pass him by, largely taking no notice of him at all. He feels that society is to blame for his demise and so he is suing them for compensation. Struggling to obtain a date in court, he has turned to a documentary filmmaker to give his case the media coverage and recognition he feels it deserves.