The Yes Men Are Revolting

  • Dok.fest
  • Berlinale
  • tiff
  • Doc NYC
  • Stockholm

For the last 20 years, the notorious activists The Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.

Year

2014

Length

90 min

Director

Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix

Synopsis

Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world.

In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix The World), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced, climate change. More than the first two installments, The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.

Directors
Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix

Photography
Raul Barcelona, Martin Boudot, Christopher Clements, Brandon Jourdan, Laura Nix, Sam Spreckley, Keil Troisi

Editors
Geraud Brisson, Claire L. Chandler, Søren B. Ebbe

Producers
Laura Nix, Jacques Servin, Igor Vamos

Assistant Producer
Keil Troisi, Lea-Marie Körner

Co-Producers
Ole Tornbjerg, Rita Dagher, Pieter Van Huystee Sr.

Executive Producers
Alan Hayling, Alex Cookie, Adam McKay

Co-Executive Producers
Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman

Music
Didier Leplae, Joe Wong

Sound
Mikkel Groos, Lea Korsgaard, Roar Skau Olsen

Line Producers
Diane Becker, Kathrin Isberner

Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Commissioning Editor ZDF/ arte: Martin Pieper

Produced by Human Race LLC, Felt Films
In coproduction with gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, Chili Films, Pieter Van Huystee Film, ZDF, VPRO, YLE, DR
In association with ARTE, Motto Pictures, Senorita Films
Funded by Bertha Foundation, Britdoc, Channel 4, Chorus Foundation, Cobo Fund, The Danish Film Institute

The Yes Men Are Revolting
Trailer
  • An entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography.
    Variety
  • They are experts at impersonating corporate shills and government bureaucrats in bogus, sometimes hilarious news conferences that undermine the agendas of the institutions they pretend to represent.
    The New York Times
  • Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat.
    Huffington Post
  • Hilarious, therapeutic, inspiring. The Yes Men are geniuses.
    Naomi Klein
    author of "The Shock Doctrine" and "No Logo"

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