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The Yes Men Fix the World
Fri 25 November 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 GMT
The Yes Men Fix The Worldfollows The Yes Men - Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno - as they take on Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton and the U.S. government, posing as official spokesmen who make altruistic announcements that fly in the face of institutional interests. In the film's opening scene, Bichlbaum, purporting to be a Dow Chemical representative, goes on the BBC to announce that after 20 years of denial, his company will finally clean up India's toxic Bhopal plant and compensate all the victims of the industrial disaster that occurred there. As people connected to the issue celebrate the news, Dow's stock plummets.
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men) have been called "the Jonathan Swift of the Jackass generation" by author Naomi Klein. Their 2004 feature documentary "The Yes Men" received numerous festival awards and was distributed theatrically around the globe. Most recently, The Yes Men Fix The World was named Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival.