TINKEBELL. presents:  SAVE THE WORLD #3 - 69 Turtles in Shanghai

Sunday September 4, 20:00 - With the Yes Men

In July TINKEBELL. traveled to Shanghai where she was overcome with the need to save 69 turtles from their fatal destiny: soup. This was the third in a series of worldwide interventions. She'll present this enterprise alongside fellow world fixers the Yes Men. Both will be interviewed by Pieter Hilhorst. The Yes Men will also cook us up some world saving snacks. You can buy your tickets on the website.


Beeld TINKEBELL SAVE THE WORLD #3: 69 turtles - July 8, 2011 Today I went to a local market to buy some fruit, but I found something else: A very angry looking man was selling living animals. One of the animals he was trying to sell was a cute, innocent turtle. This turtle was meant to be killed and eaten. I immediately knew I had to do something,.. TINKEBELL.

69 Turtles in Shanghai

Save The World consists of twelve interventions worldwide, during which TINKEBELL. shows us what happens when we force our (Western) view of the world on other cultures. 69 Turtles is TINKEBELL.'s third intervention. By buying the animals and releasing them into a protected pond, she secured the turtles' lives and kept them way out of reach of sharp-knifed, Chinese chefs. But besides denouncing the serving of - to us - beloved pets, TINKEBELL. also takes a critical stance towards her (and our) own practice of freeing animals that, in some cultures, are meant to be eaten.

We will be screening a short film by Jan de Bruin, who followed TINKEBELL. during the preparations and execution of her intervention in Shanghai.

The corporation critical Yes Men will prepare some world saving snacks to go with the presentation. Also, everyone is invited to participate in a big lottery: profits will benefit future Save The World ventures. Publicist Pieter Hilhorst will moderate the evening’s debate.

More information

The presentation of Save The World - 69 Turtles in Shanghai (2011) takes place at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68. Doors open at 20:00. Entrance fee: €7.50. You can buy your tickets on the website.