The Yes Men are Revolting

The Yes Men in person with their latest film.

Directors

Laura Nix & The Yes Men

Country

USA

Year

2015

Running Time

91 mins 

Website

theyesmen.org

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For the last 20 years, notorious activists The Yes Men have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day. 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.

Following their lives for over four years, The Yes Men Are Revolting reveals their creative process, hilarious strategies, and personal conflicts while they juggle the demands of getting older, holding down jobs, and maintaining some shred of personal lives. From villages in Uganda’s Karamoja region to the toxic oil fields in Canada’s tar sands, these iconoclastic revolutionaries take on big oil, lobbyists, Wall Street, and the U.S. government, armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame.

Overcoming personal obstacles to deliver uproarious actions of global significance, The Yes Men deliver a hopeful message about ordinary people breaking through the paralysis to take back their planet.

"A much more intimate take on the two heroic activists…the film’s a fascinating look at average guys struggling to strike the right balance between relationships, kids – and, yes, Survivaballs." – FilmMaker Magazine

"Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat." – Huffington Post

"Entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography." – Variety

   DISCUSSION WITH: The Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum)