|Directors:||Laura Nix, The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno)|
|Executive Producers:||Alan Hayling, Adam McKay|
|Production Companies:||Human Race LLC, Felt Films|
|In Co-Production with||ZDF, YLE, DR|
|In Association with||ARTE, Chili Film (Ole Tornbjerg), Motto Pictures (Julie Goldman and Christopher Clements), Pieter van Huystee Film, Senorita Films (Rita Dagher) , Christian Beetz|
|Funded by:||Bertha Foundation, Britdoc, Channel 4, Chorus Foundation, Cobo Fund, The Danish Film Institute, VPRO|
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- TIFF 2014 (World Premiere) (5 September)
- DOC NY 2014
- Berlinale 2015 - Panorama (European Premiere) (10 February): 2nd Place Panorama Audience Award
- !f Istanbul 2015 (18 February)
- Movie That Matter 2015
- Telluride Mountainfilm (23 May)
- Sheffield Doc/Fest (6 June)
- IFF Message to Man 2015 (1 October)
- Festival do Rio 2015 (6,8,13 October)
- Inconvenient Films Human Rights Film Festival 2015 (17, 21 October)
- Vevey International Funny Film Festival 2015 (1 November)
- Bristol Radical Film Festival 2015 (2 November)
- CPH:DOX 2015 (7,8,10,13 November)
- Leeds International Film Festival 2015 (7,12 November)
- Vevey International Funny Film Festival(November)
- Castlemaine Film Festival(November)
- Keswick Film Festival(February 2016)
- Ecofalante Enviromental Film Festival(March 2016)
- Green Film Festival Seoul(May 2016)
- Urban Nomad Festival Taiwan(May 2016)
For the last 20 years, 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.
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 midlife 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.
Laura Nix is an independent filmmaker committed to exploring provocative characters and subject matter. She directed the documentary The Light In Her Eyes, about a Syrian Quran school for women, which premiered at IDFA in 2011. Called "a remarkable documentary" by the Huffington Post, it was broadcast on the series POV on PBS, and toured the world as part of Sundance's Film Forward program. Her other feature directing credits include the critically acclaimed fiction feature The Politics of Fur, described by Film Comment as a "sharp examination of romantic vanities," which played in over 70 festivals internationally and won multiple awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest, and the documentary Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig, for New Line Cinema.
Nix co-wrote the Emmy-nominated PBS doc California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, about the former state governor. Her nonfiction television work has appeared on HBO, IFC, Planet Green, and the History Channel.
She received her MFA in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego, and has spoken about film-making and representation at numerous events and universities, including Berlinale Talents, IDFA, Harvard University, and panels for the International Documentary Association.
Based in Los Angeles, she's currently developing a documentary feature about ballroom dancers in San Gabriel Valley, a predominantly Chinese suburb of Los Angeles, California.
"Entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography."
Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The third chapter in The Yes Men franchise manages to personalize its subjects' quest, easily making it the best of the series to date."
Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"The comic brilliance is hard to resist."
Williams Cole, Brooklyn Rail
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