In Focus: "The Yes Men Are Revolting"
The Yes Men (2000 Film/Video) are an anti-corporate activist duo known for their outrageous satirical interventions at business events, on the internet and television, and in the streets. The team uses pranks that expose and publicize vital issues at critical times. Creative Capital funded The Yes Men in our very first grant round (2000) for their first documentary, for which they posed as spokespeople for the World Trade Organization, acting out comedic vigilante justice against the elite. In their second documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), they delivered hard-hitting (and hilarious) stunts that challenge the U.S.’s “corporations first” system, showing what’s in store if this system doesn’t change. They are currently at work on a new project, The Yes Men Are Revolting, which they promise “will be even more jam-packed with screwball comedy, nail-biting suspense, nasty stings and informative documentary.” The Yes Men are raising funds on Kickstarter to finish and distribute the film, with an ambitious goal of $200,000. You can learn more about it and pitch in here.
Trailer for The Yes Men Are Revolting