If you’ve not heard or seen the Yes Men, well, here’s your chance. This documentary first screened in Durban during the Film Festival a few years ago, causing a mini riot if ideas and inspiration, and now it returns to a screen near you.
Yes Men Fix the World (Film screening)
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When: Sat, 10 December, 14:00 – 16:00
: Centre for Fine Art and Design (CFAD) (map
Description: SmartScreens ends 2011 on a high note with the screening of one of the “funniest films ever made” and the years’ top documentary film, “Yes Men Fix the World” at CFAD, 183 Cowey Road, Durban, 10 December at 2pm. The film is a wake-up call on the dangers of letting business rule the world. It follows the screwball activists from India to NewOrleans to New York, as they infiltrate Big Business in their quest to fix the world, one hoax at a time. It is a film with, a hundred laughs, and a powerful political punch. The US government has of course also been the target of the Yes Men. It starts with a momentous event: when the Dow Chemical Corporation shocked the world by announcing, live on BBC television in front of 300 million viewers, that the company would finally take responsibility for the 1984 Bhopal catastrophe, and would adequately compensate the survivors. But the Dow Spokesperson was actually one of the infamous “Yes Men” who scam their way into the bastions of power by posing as corporate executives. Readers of The New York Times got some historic news: the Iraq War was over, a cap had been placed on CEO salaries, and George Bush had indicted himself for war crimes. Copies of the fake paper delighted everyone; it seemed, except The New York Times. SmartScreens is a Durban initiaitve which runs free monthly screenings of films on contemporary local and global issues such as the financial crisis, environmental crisis, economics, happiness, consumerism, health, food, war, freedom.