“An entertaining swipe at corporate irresponsibility.”–Hollywood Reporter
Join us with The Yes Men co-founder, Mike Bonano, Zooming in to chat with host, award-winning filmmaker Alex Rivera. The Yes Men Fix the World features the politically engaged con artists known as the Yes Men, who stage elaborate hoaxes to expose corporate malfeasance using guerrilla tactics. Among the stunts are promises to pay restitution to local citizens while impersonating executives from corporations like Dow—whose explosion contaminated an Indian village—and BP. They also pose as representatives from Haliburton and introduce the SurvivaBall, an inflatable orb designed to withstand catastrophe.
About the speaker: “Mike Bonano” (Igor Vamos) is an internationally known multimedia artist and culture jammer., co-founder of The Yes Men, and an associate professor of media arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About the host: Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who’s been telling ground-breaking Latino stories for more than twenty years. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, won multiple awards at Sundance and was screened around the world. Rivera’s second feature film, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, The Infiltrators, won both the Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.