The Yes Men Fix The World

Sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth.

Official film description

“What we do is pass ourselves off as representatives of big corporations we don’t like,” Mr. Bonanno cheerfully explains at the beginning of the film. “We make fake Web sites, then wait for people to accidentally invite us to conferences.”

They draw attention to the climatic catastrophe, to environmental injuries and the negative effects of globalization. As alleged representatives of business and government, the two US political activists, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, are invited to international congresses, where they hold absurd-comic presentations and speeches. But the laughter is gets stuck in your throat when you realize that the protagonists' mad suggestions are taken by many congress participants and businessmen at face value ...

Further reviews

If the Yes Men’s antics have a lot in common with the stunts of Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Moore, they are executed more in the spirit of dry amusement than as showboating, gotcha moments. For as entertaining as they are, the Yes Men are not stars; after the movie ends, it is hard to remember what they look like. – The New York Times

Technical information and screening rights...

Director(s): Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum
Script: Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Kurt Engfehr
Production: ARTE, Article Z, Renegade Pictures, arte, Arte
Music: Neel Murgai, Noisola
Actors: Reggie Watts, Igor Vamos, Jaques Servin
 
Year: 2009
Duration: 87 min
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: France, United States, United Kingdom
Shooting Locations: France, India, United States
Our age recommendation: 14
 

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Tags

Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: globalisation politics activism
Mentions: capitalism liberalism free market economy markets Dow Hud industry Yes Men
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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