docLOVE Sept: The Yes Men
THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD
by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, the Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.
Using humour, satire and a massive dose of anti-authoritarianism, The Yes Men impersonate government officials, businessmen representing large conglomerates and other figureheads that make decisions to the detriment of millions of ordinary people. Lying is what they do best, highlighting the hypocrisies of those who value profit over people’s lives and well being.
The Yes Men have recently been spotted in Cape Town, bringing some hard hitting humour to the work of local activists. Please join DFA docLOVE for a special screening of The Yes Men Fix the World at The Bertha Movie House on 2 October at 18:00. There will be a special hot off the press screening of a 2 minute film they have just completed in Cape Town.