European Media Art Festiaval Osnabrück
Filmprogramm/Int. Auswahl / Fr, 24. April 2015 | 20:00 / Filmtheater Hasetor

The Yes Men are Revolting


The Yes Men are Revolting

They are the superstars of the protest movement in the USA: notorious activists Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum – aka The Yes Men – have been staging entertaining and, above all, provocative hoaxes for 15 years. In so doing, they unmask multinationals, pressure groups or entire governments, shaking them up and uncovering social problems. Armed with second-hand suits and little shame, the revolutionaries gatecrash business events and government functions to raise awareness of the negative impact of globalisation and the “cheap and cheerful” culture. Taking succinct examples, The Yes Men are Revolting highlights the negative effects of climate change (for example, in Uganda) and accompanies the Yes Men as they prepare and realise a number of campaigns. The film reveals the real people behind the hoaxes, placing greater emphasis on the personal reflection of their actionism and the effects they have on their private lives, whilst conveying a hopeful message that change is possible if you fight for it. 

Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno > US/D/F/DK / 92:00

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