The hornets that sting

There were some filmmakers speaking in an auditorium like this one about how documentaries should be made, how we should be like a fly on the wall and not interfere. And I just couldn’t take it anymore so I grabbed the mic and said, “No! We are directors. We are creators. We should be the hornets that sting.’
Werner Herzog, New Yorker, 2014

Herzog continues: "There was a roar of disgust against me so I shouted, 'Happy New Year losers!'