Satirical documentary on out-of-the-box activists sheds light on climate crisis

Nov 06, 2019

Belfast — Need a laugh in November? Come to the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County’s monthly forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The group is showing the film “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” a documentary directed by Laura Nix and starring the notorious activists who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno.

The two “stars” and their team join together to commit outrageous pranks to draw international attention to global warming and the climate crisis. For more than a decade, the Yes Men have repeatedly been able to gain international press coverage with some of their escapades impersonating corporate executives and government officials, successfully using the media to “help” them expose corporate wrongdoing through satire and humorous escapades. Their purpose, however, is a serious one; to draw attention to the struggles of communities threatened by greedy exploitation of the environment and to the projects that contribute to the climate crisis, using laughter as their strongest weapon.

Join the group for a fun evening, in the midst of so much tough news. The film is free and open to the public, donations welcome.

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