This Amnesty International kidnapping stunt was devised to draw attention to human rights violations. It involves an audience watching a movie that is suddenly interrupted by a group of men in ski masks who come into the theatre.
The men go after a man in the audience and only one man comes to his defence, stating that he is a lawyer and wants to know on what grounds the man has been taken under arrest. It doesn't take long for the outspoken man to be taken away as well. Before the film resumes, an Amnesty International advert comes on-screen, providing details about the entire stunt.
It's a shame that the audience was fully paralyzed by the bystander effect and that some people can even be seen taken cell phone videos during the fake abductions.
Theatrical Abduction Stunts
More Stats +/-
Money-Covering Crises Ads
Militarized Natural Disaster Ads
Finger-Formed Piano Ads
Delicious Dictator Ads
Life-Saving Speech Bubble Ads
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.