The Yes Men Are Revolting
Tribeca Film Institute | Candescent Award
The Yes Men are Revolting was a Candescent Award winner at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The Candescent Award was created by Lilly Hartley in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and is awarded to powerful social issues films that were supported by TFI during production. Eligible films do not need to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. As a New Yorker, Hartley wanted to cultivate and support the educational programs Tribeca created that help young people gain the media skills necessary to be productive global citizens and creative individuals. We admire TFI’s work in championing storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world.
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men 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, they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change.
The prankster activists return to wage war against climate change in this amusing documentary.
Laura Nix, Director
Laura Nix directed the fiction feature The Politics of Fur (2002) and three feature documentaries, Whether You Like it Or Not (2003), The Light in Her Eyes (2011) and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014). She is based in Los Angeles.
The Yes Men, Writer/Director
The Yes Men are an activist duo known for impersonating executives and officials to raise awareness about social issues. They wrote and directed The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014).