Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Yes Men hit Bath! 11/08/09

The 'Yes Men', an award winning comedy/journalism activist duo who expose corporate greed and destruction by posing as corporate high-fliers are visiting Bath with their new award winning climate change based film 'The Yes Men fix the World'.
The film will be shown as part of a UK wide tour at the little theatre on Tuesday the 11th of August, starting at 8.30, and will be followed by a live streamed Q&A session with the Yes Men themselves and a talk/workshop from representatives of everyones favourite local malcontents, Bath Activist Network!

Having received standing ovations at its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and winning the Berlin Film Festival’s prestigious Audience Award earlier this year, the hilariously shocking THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD starts its UK cinema release on Friday August 7th at Odeon Panton street with a special simulcast event on August 11th with the film and a Q&A from the Yes Men themselves beamed into 20 independent cinemas around the country.

Directed by the ‘Yes Men’ (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) in collaboration with Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 editor Kurt Engfehr, who co-directs, The Yes Men Fix The World leads us through the daring political pranks of two gonzo activists as they take on the fake identity of corporate executives in a bid to highlight the greed and brutal selfishness of some of the world’s biggest and most powerful multi-national corporations.

The film shows the Yes Men posing as Exxon and Halliburton representatives, presenting shocking and ridiculous solutions to climate change to industry audiences, as well as appearing alongside the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans to show how government could right the wrongs done to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Besides covering the Yes Men's daring hoaxes, the film investigates and attacks the blind worship of the free market that has led so many corporations and government agencies to put profits before people.

The result is a hard hitting and hilarious film to inspire even the most politically lethargic into taking action. For screenings, bookings and further information go to

"Finally the high priests of the free market get a massive dose of the disrespect they deserve. Hilarious, therapeutic, inspiring. The Yes Men are geniuses." – Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo

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