FALL 2015 Events
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The Yes Men Are Revolting, film screening
Tuesday October 6th, 11am Benson Auditorium
The Yes Men and Laura Nix, in person
Thursday October 8th, 11am Benson Auditorium
Notorius mischief-makers the Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) are an activist duo known for their outrageous interventions at business events, on the internet, television, and in the streets. Armed with nothing but thrift store suits, the Yes Men impersonate big-time corporate evildoers in order to draw attention to their crimes against humanity and the environment, helping to raise awareness and build public pressure for change. These irreverent tactics (“identity correction”) have a proven track record of hijacking the public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day – free trade, global capitalism, and now the end of a livable planet, and have called out such heavyweights as the World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical. Exxon Mobil, and Halliburton, as documented in previous award-winning films, The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix The World. Now, The Yes Men Are Revolting adds to their hit list some of the biggest climate criminals, hilariously targeting such planet-plundering entities as Shell Oil, Gazprom Oil, and the US Chamber of Commerce. As a result of their two decades of work, the Yes Men have discovered that tackling hard-boiled issues with huge dollops of laughter is a powerful tool for change, and now they want everyone to get involved in the fight
Laura Nix recently directed THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014, and the Berlinale 2015. Previously she directed and produced the documentary THE LIGHT IN HER EYES about a Syrian Quran school for women that premiered at IDFA, and was broadcast on the series POV on PBS. Her other feature directing credits include the fiction feature THE POLITICS OF FUR, which played in over 70 festivals internationally, and won multiple awards including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest, and the feature documentary WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT: THE STORY OF HEDWIG, for New Line Cinema. Her work has received support from the Bertha Foundation, BritDoc, Cal Humanities, COBO Fund, the Danish Film Institute, and the Sundance Documentary Fund. Based in Los Angeles, she’s currently developing a documentary feature about ballroom dancers in the suburban Chinese community of San Gabriel Valley, California.
This event is brought to you by The Intercollegiate Media Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Pitzer College, the Pitzer First Year Seminar Program, The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, and the Environmental Analysis Field Group.
Update on the Conservancy Planning Process
Wednesday, September 30, 12-1PM and 5-6PM, Avery 201, Pitzer College
September 18, 2015 6:30 pm, Shanahan Center 1430, HMC Campus
Containment by Peter Galison and Robb Moss: A Documentary Screening on Nuclear Waste, Science, and Secrecy