The Yes Men Are Revolting

For the last 20 years, the 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. 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.

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  • 02/2016 - GreenMe LIFE AWARD for the Yes Men

    We are very happy that our coproduction “The Yes Men Are Revolting” has been awarded with the LIFE AWARD at [...]

    We are very happy that our coproduction "The Yes Men Are Revolting" has been awarded with the LIFE AWARD at GreenMe Festival! The jury members Renate Künast (Alliance '90/ The Greens), director Valentin Thurn and activist Christiane Beckmann all agreed that this entertaining but serious film makes you want to change something. We thank the jury and the GreenMe festival! The ninth edition of the GreenMe Festival had its focus on "Ocean - Life - Water" and took place from January 29-31 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.  

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  • 01/2015 - YES MEN at Berlinale 2015

    We are glad to announce that our co-production “The Yes Men Are Revolting” will have its European premiere at Berlinale [...]

    We are glad to announce that our co-production "The Yes Men Are Revolting" will have its European premiere at Berlinale 2015 in the Panorama section. After The Yes Men (Audience Award, IDFA 2014) and The Yes Men Fix The World (Panorama-Award, Berlinale 2009), the Yes Men 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 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.  The 65th Berlinale will take place from 05th to 15th of February 2015.

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  • 08/2015 - German Cinema Release of "The Yes Men Are Revolting"

    today, on August 20th, we celebrate the national cinema release of our documentary “The Yes Men are revolting”! NFP marketing [...]

    today, on August 20th, we celebrate the national cinema release of our documentary "The Yes Men are revolting"! NFP marketing & distribution brings the activist's thrid film to 22 selected German cinemas in 18 cities! For the last 20 years, the 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.

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The Yes Men Are Revolting

For the last 20 years, the 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 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 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.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix
Photography: Raul Barcelona, Martin Boudot, Christopher Clements, Brandon Jourdan, Laura Nix, Sam Spreckley, Keil Troisi
Editors: Geraud Brisson, Claire L. Chandler, Søren B. Ebbe
Producers: Laura Nix, Jacques Servin, Igor Vamos
Assistant Producer: Keil Troisi, Lea-Marie Körner
Co-Producers: Ole Tornbjerg, Rita Dagher, Pieter Van Huystee Sr.
Executive Producers: Alan Hayling, Alex Cookie, Adam McKay
Co-Executive Producers: Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman
Music: Didier Leplae, Joe Wong
Sound: Mikkel Groos, Lea Korsgaard, Roar Skau Olsen
Line Producers: Diane Becker, Kathrin Isberner
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Commissioning Editor ZDF/ arte: Martin Pieper

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  • The Yes Men Are Revolting - European Premiere

    Berlinale - CineStar 7 - Berlin
    10 February 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Berlinale - CineStar 7 - Berlin
    11 February 2015 at 10:30 pm

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    Berlinale - Colosseum1 - Berlin
    12 February 2015 at 10:30 pm

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    Berlinale - Kino International - Berlin
    13 February 2015 at 2:00 pm

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    Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival - Oslo - Norway
    15 February 2015 at 12:00 am

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    Doc Lounge - Malmö
    24 February 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    FIFDH - Geneva
    28 February 2015 at 8:30 pm

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    FIFDH - THéâtre Pitoeff - Geneva
    04 March 2015 at 8:45 pm

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    Doc Lounge - Göteborg
    10 March 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Doc Lounge - Oulu
    18 March 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Doc Lounge - Joensuu
    19 March 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Doc Lounge - Helsinki - Finland
    23 March 2015 at 12:00 am

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    Stockholm Film Festival - Grand1 - Sweden
    13 April 2015 at 11:30 am

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    Stockholm Film Festival - Klarabiografen - Sweden
    17 April 2015 at 6:30 pm

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    Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival - Kino im U - Germany
    17 April 2015 at 9:00 pm

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    European Media Art Festival - Osnabrück
    24 April 2015 at 12:00 am

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    Dokfest Munich - ARRI Kino - Germany
    08 May 2015 at 10:00 pm

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    Dok.fest Munich - HFF Audimax - Germany
    13 May 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Dok.fest Munich - City 2 - Germany
    16 May 2015 at 6:00 pm

  • The Yes Men Are Revolting - Austrian Premiere

    Crossroads Festival - Forum Stadtpark - Graz
    03 June 2015 at 6:30 pm

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    Filmfest Freiburg - Germany
    22 July 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Filmfest Freiburg - Germany
    23 July 2015 at 4:45 pm

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    Homochrom Festival - Schauburg Dortmund
    09 August 2015 at 12:00 am

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    Homochrom Festival - Bambi Düsseldorf
    10 August 2015 at 9:00 pm

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    Homochrom Festival - Galerie Cinema Essen
    12 August 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Homochrom Festival - Lichtburg Oberhausen
    16 August 2015 at 8:30 pm

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    Filmpalette Köln - Köln
    18 August 2015 at 9:30 pm

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    Film Festival Homochrom - Casablanca Bochum
    19 August 2015 at 9:00 pm

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    Globale Mittelhessen - Projektwerkstatt Saasen
    25 January 2016 at 8:30 pm

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    GREEN ME Festival Berlin -
    29 January 2016 – 31 January 2016

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    Globale Mittelhessen - Gladenbach Ver.di Bildungszentrum
    31 January 2016 at 6:00 pm

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    11 October 2016 at 11:05 pm

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    20 October 2016 at 2:20 am

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    Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Dukla Reform
    27 October 2016 at 6:30 pm

  • Variety

    “An entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography.”

  • New York Times

    “They are experts at impersonating corporate shills and government bureaucrats in bogus, sometimes hilarious news conferences that undermine the agendas of the institutions they pretend to represent."

  • Huffington Post

    “Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat.”

  • Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo

    "Hilarious, therapeutic, inspiring. The Yes Men are geniuses."