The Yes Men Fix The World - P2P Edition (2010) 

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The Yes Men
Date
2010
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THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. This peer-to-peer special edition of the film is unique: it is preceded by an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of the Yes Men impersonating the United States Chamber of Commerce. Because the Yes Men are being sued for this stunt, p2p is the only way that this film will get seen. Please spread the word!

From the Yes Men

"We have been impersonating people in power in order to make political points for over a decade. The Yes Men Fix the World is our second feature film. It's won a bucket of awards and accolades, but we're still broke. We are hoping that people who share it will donate some money so that we can do even more outrageous actions.

How outrageous? Outrageous enough to get us sued! Not long ago The US Chamber of Commerce took us to court for impersonating them. That is why on this special p2p version of the Yes Men Fix the World, we have included an exclusive video that the US Chamber of Commerce does not want you to see. You can only see this surprising film on the exclusive VODO p2p release.

One final note: making films takes lots of hard work. And money. We busted our asses to make this film and still owe our friends barrels of cash they loaned us. By supporting us and joining the Yes Men Labs, you not only get a membership card and an entry into the prize draw, you also help us to pay all those people back and fund future projects. We're sharing by P2P because we made this film to be watched, and with your help we'll able to carry on with what we love doing."

About the Yes Men

The Yes Men are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. Operating under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies, they practice a concept they call "identity correction", in which they impersonate entities that they dislike -- some would call it social engineering on a grand scale! From their offices in Milwaukee, they create and maintain fake websites similar to ones they intend to spoof, which have successfully lead to numerous interview, conference, and TV talk show invitations. These occasions are then used to expose, through parody and surreal humour, the dark motivations of our multinational world.

www.theyesmenfixtheworld.com

The Yes Men

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  • At 15:45 on 30 Sep 2010

    Great fun! It takes some nerve, not to mention diabolical intelligence... to pull off the elaborate pranks devised by the Yes Men.

  • At 15:46 on 30 Sep 2010

    This is the year's top documentary film.

  • At 15:46 on 30 Sep 2010

    We think it is a serious matter when people willingly misrepresent themselves.

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marthascardua

on October 15, 2013 at 10:50am

Fantastic! I'd like to have this courage! Congradulations!

Idanwin

on May 30, 2013 at 8am

I love this documentary. I've already given/suggested it to many people, and most of them loved it as well.

andrej.von.prilipponen

on December 01, 2012 at 10:16am

The full movie (+ no syncing problems) at youtube, officially recommended by The Yes Men*:
The Yes Men Fix The World, P2P Edition FULL MOVIE (2009) (w/subtitles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazUh0Ym8rc

* in this posting at Facebook, 25th November 2012,
https://www.facebook.com/TheYesMenAreRevolting/posts/490646624302625

fkn.bstrd

on September 22, 2012 at 10:22am

It is a bit overwhelming the first time [Ref to LESFIFES]
You Will want to watch it again
P.S. I have made a small donation wish it could be bigger but > small budget

LesFifes.mu

on May 21, 2012 at 6:33pm

These guys have such balls!!! Huge admiration for what they're up to.
The film, though, felt like such a bombardment of issues by the end that I finished watching, being overwhelmed by all of the information, but did manage to link through to the Bophal site www.bophal.org and CANNOT BELIEVE that this is the first time in my life that I've ever come across that hideous situation :(
At the very simplest, The Yes Men (re)open eyes to contemporary issues. Thank you!

nicolai

on May 10, 2012 at 10:32pm

Fantastic, just awesome.

One of very few political documentaries that are encouraging and uplifting.

Sandonisto Xavier

on April 20, 2012 at 8:48pm

pure awesome saw it way back

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on February 27, 2012 at 1:54pm

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gustav0w

on February 21, 2012 at 12:10pm

Well done! You should keep it coming!

ltillema

on February 10, 2012 at 1am

Thank you for this great film that just puts its finger right on many of the absurdities of our world. So outrageous!
I still can't believe they bought into the golden skeleton, and the survival outfit..."refreshing"? Means what it means i guess, that's the run of the mill, what they talk about in the private meetings. But that they could actually endorse that in a public, supposedly at least a little politically correct conference, wow!
Great civic work there, and i really enjoyed also how you revealed the hypocrisy around the supposed "victims" of your interventions.

Betonvogel

on November 29, 2011 at 1:19pm

Great job. Keep on going. I used to be a rihgtwinger and believed in the free market. But government and large corporations should use this freedom with responsibilty and integrity. Those two generaly don't mix with profitability. It is possible if we change the way we think. Thank you for the enlightning!

AnimeFreak23

on October 17, 2011 at 3:05am

Hats off to the crew for giving us this gr8 film!!!

Shaggy

on October 02, 2011 at 9:28am

nice work

allinitis

on September 29, 2011 at 2:12pm

It is so sad that we live in a world, some of which, purports the freedom of the press and democracy but where the deeds of such monstrous people and corporations mostly go unnoticed, unchallenged and unreported.

It's wonderful to see you chaps sticking your neck out and showing the monsters for what they are and even using their outrage to carry the signal via main stream media.

Hats off to you!

kotekzot

on August 18, 2011 at 3:37am

amazing, brave, funny, and necessary.

pH7_o

on August 11, 2011 at 12:12am

Thanks for creating - and sharing for free on VODO - this documentary. Some of your "pranks" are pretty stupid (from an "every man for himself" point of view) but not the "jackass" kind of stupid as your stunts have a purpose, agenda - and a good one at that. Cudos for that.

I don't personally subscribe to the bashing of capitalism per se - capitalism isn't "evil" (or "good" for that matter) - it just is. Capitalism isn't an ideology, it's a mechanism, a system, and as such not something that we should allow dictating our lives to the extent displayed in your various "showcases" in this film. Allowing this would make as much sense as allowing for instance thermodynamics to govern culture and religion.

Man is - should be - above mere systems. Being a civilised society means to go beyond the primitive needs and "instincts", and contributing to an "un-natural" state of living that would actually benefit us (as a species, but also individually) in the long run, in a way that the basic/primitive tools etched into our brain wouldn't be able to. One might use the more advanced parts of one's brain to exploit the capitalistic system, but it's the basic mechanisms like needs, survival, reproduction etc that make up the system.

Anyway. While watching your movie I though that I'd send some money your way afterwards as a token of appreciation. However, at the very end, after the credits etc, you encourage your audience to support the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal - at www.bhopal.org - and after watching how they still(!) suffer there, I decided to donate $100 to this clinic instead. Well, maybe not instead - in addition to.

Generally speaking, I'm not too fond of "activists". They tend to think their cause is more important than everything else, often creating more problems on the whole than actually solving. Your type of "activism" on the other hand, does have its "victims" but you actually take the time to talk to them, confirming that - even though your hoaxes being real would be better - they both benefit from your stunts and are ok with them (even if it's afterwards, when it'd be impossible to undo it).

I wish you good luck on your future endeavors!
(And apologise for my english - I'm not a native english speaker.)

seanieboy78

on August 10, 2011 at 6:17pm

vodo is great some of the films on here are really good. I have high expectations for this one I hope it lives up to them. I'll get back to you on that one.

Hexz

on July 31, 2011 at 10:44pm

Among the most inspiring documentaries i've seen.

seanieboy78

on July 31, 2011 at 10:28pm

exxon are asswipes

Ozukifilms

on June 15, 2011 at 8:11pm

Love these guys!