Friday, 2 October 2015
Yes Men Are Revolting Against Climate Change - Join US!
The Wits Sociology-Amandla Forum and Inala Wits Food Sovereignty & Climate Justice Forum in collaboration with the Tri Continental Film Festival invite you to the documentary screening: ‘The Yes Men Are Revolting: 2015 confirmed as the hottest year ever recorded’.
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. 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 films, 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.
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival: Panorama Audience Award 2nd place.
Date: Thursday 8th October 2015
Time: 5:15pm for 5:30pm
Place: Senate House Basement 2 (SHB2), Braamfontien Campus, Wits University
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