Film Screening: 'The Yes Men Fix the World'

Event Details

May 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S211

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Sigrid Schmalzer
413-336-5147
Born from culture jamming, The Yes Men Fix The World offers intrepid and ingenious tactics for putting pressure on the media and informing the public about pressing social and political issues, including many with a direct relationship to science and technology. From Dow Chemical's responsibility for the Bhopal disaster, to the callous disregard that ExxonMobil, Shell, Halliburton and other corporations demonstrate on the consequences of climate change, the Yes Men target the powerful people profiting from environmental destruction.
 
Igor Vamos and Jacques Servin are the masterminds behind this clever movie that was originally released in the 2009-Sundance Film Festival. For 20 years this activist duo has been impersonating corporations and government agencies in public events, pranking the audience of actual powerful businesspeople, filming them, and showing the results to the world as a way to bring attention to life-and-death issues. 
 
This is the second in the Yes Men series created by Vamos and Servin. It is hilarious, irreverent, and shows you the side of the stories that corporations and governments don’t want to talk about.
 
Co-sponsored by students from across UMass disciplines and Western Mass Science for the People.

Directions:

The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Film Film Screening