The Yes Men,Â Andy BichlbaumÂ andÂ Mike Bonnano, known for their satirical interventions at business events, on the internet, television, and in the streets, and famous for their award-winning documentariesÂ â€œThe Yes Menâ€(2004)Â andÂ â€œThe Yes Men Fix the Worldâ€(2009)are in the process of directing a new movieÂ Â â€œThe Yes Men Are Revoltingâ€Â to complete the trilogy.
In an effort to mobilize viewers, they are also developing anÂ â€œAction Switchboardâ€, a human-staffed platform that will inform the public about movement-building projects and issues.
They are currently raising funds for both projects on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter:
When our first movie came out, studios and television networks were paying pretty wellâ€”but then the the market for indie films went into freefall.
Today, weâ€™re really in a pinch. Corporate sponsorship, of course, is right out. (Duh.) So weâ€™re turning to you. The money we raise will go towards paying for a few more shoots and a couple more actions around the globe. We also need money to pay for editors, equipment, archival footage, legal counsel, and all the technical work it takes to get a movie finished and into the world. Finally, weâ€™ll need funds for â€œoutreach,â€ mainly the creation and staffing of the Action Switchboard, a way to plug inspired viewers into ongoing projects and help generate new ones. Itâ€™ll come out at the same time as the film.
The rewards for pledging range from the new activist handbookÂ â€œBeautiful Troubleâ€Â to the uniqueHalliburton Survivaball.
For more Information on the project and the Kickstarter campaign,Â click here.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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