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

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Director
The Yes Men
Date
2010
Tags
documentary

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

  • At 17:45 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 17:46 on 30 Sep 2010

    This is the year's top documentary film.

  • At 17:46 on 30 Sep 2010

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

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nanno26

on July 27, 2010 at 9:33pm

great pice of work guys!
the film realy dose highlight how big buisness cares more about money than it dose about people.
this flim merly points out how big corperations anti climate change messures are more about profit than about saving people .what realy got me is how the som of the media made the yes men out to be bad people .it really is unfortunate that people must do these things to highlight the sad state were in.
keep up the good work guys,it sertainly made me feel better for awhile : )

nanno26

on July 27, 2010 at 9:15pm

great pice of work guys.you really showed how corperate greed is the real drive behind anti climate change messures and are more than willin to but people at risk in the persuit of money.weather u agree or not with the idea of climate change is errellevent in this matter .the film is realy tryin to show how doing the right thing is not what big buisness is all about .
keep up the good work

nanno26

on July 27, 2010 at 9:13pm

great pice of work guys.you really showed how corperate greed is the real drive behind anti climate change messures and are more than willin to but people at risk in the persuit of money.weather u agree or not with the idea of climate change is errellevent in this matter .the film is realy tryin to show how doing the right thing is not what big buisness is all about .
keep up the good work

Jammer

on July 27, 2010 at 2:14pm

To the Writers/Producers:

I just got done watching it, and even though I might not agree 100% with your political views, I love how you bluffed so many people, especially the national politicians and media! I would say you have out foxed Michael Moore at his own style of movie making. Where Michael Moore would only get so far because he clearly appears out of place in professional settings you guys come off very professional and intelligent. It's amazing to me how you bluffed so many high level government and media people for sooo long, and then when discovered you actually would come back and explain WHY you felt the need to draw attention to things you obviously feel is very important. I was reminded of Michael Moore's style all the way through it, however your movie seems more to the political middle and not totally far out left wing comedy, imho. I'm sure others will disagree with my description though. However, I must say I can see now why you got sued. I suppose it could of been worse if each private company that you pretended to work for was to sue. So, in a way, you might of got off good. I think they just don't want to see you make any money off this film in fear it will inspire many others to pose as high level executives for very large companies and further embarrass them. After all, they can normally spot Michael Moore 5 miles away and they seem to hate the guy with all their mite- I often wonder how he stayed out of legal trouble with his actions in some flicks. It was funny.

Jammer

on July 27, 2010 at 10:57am

Thank you for legally allowing us to have dibs on your new movie. I am unemployed and gave a donation to Church, otherwise if this movie is as good as it sounds I feel $5.00 would be a fair donation if I could. Nevertheless thank you from the very poor people out here. I would love to hear more about your lawsuit. After all that Saturday Night Live gets away with doing to public people, I can not imagine you losing the case based on what you have told us. -Peace.

Jammer

on July 27, 2010 at 10:53am

I am unemployed currently with no source of income. I gave much of what I had to a church, and that was less than $5.00 usd. I just wanted to thank you guys for legally allowing us to download your movie, as I am sure it was work and took some $$. I have not watched the movie, but the description sounds great. Is their more information on WHY you are being sued over this film? I thought the first amendment gave you freedom of speech to do most anything in a movie. Shucks, just look at all of the people Saturday Night Live drags through the dirt and they are not getting sued to my knowledge.

SCwirl

on July 27, 2010 at 6:32am

"You can't have an organized civilization without greed and corruption at the top".

- I'm from Norway. here we have equal power and responsibility between The court, the senate (if you will), and the government.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rechtsstaat

In USA you have corporate fat-cats.

tord

on July 27, 2010 at 1:30am

This is really amazing, i have sended this video to my teatchers and friends, traying to share it to as manny as i can.
The end gave me goose bumbs. incredeebol work!
2 persons can do this mutch is really somthing.
From Norway<3
ps: I hope this video will come to the school teaching:)

hombrelobo

on July 27, 2010 at 12:49am

Loved it and donated a few dollars. Thanks a lot and keep making us think, please ...

mec50

on July 26, 2010 at 6:14pm

Absolutely loved it. Very moving at times, particularly the material regarding Bhopal. The emphasis on the capitalist mentality of putting financial self-interest before human life really gave the film weight. Great to see activism practiced in a way that is all at once insightful, sincere, funny and accessible.

Karlos

on July 26, 2010 at 6:01pm

The movie has some good points, but it's completely one-sided. Well, anyone who thinks that a regime where government controls everything is good can move freely to North Korea or Cuba, 20 years ago he would have also Soviet union available.

sitarane

on October 25, 2010 at 1:52pm

Careful. The "love it or leave it" argument has some bad history. In France, it's been the motto of the local fascist party for a while. The argument is valid a a myriad of cases but not in the case of nationality. I don't want to brainwash with my sources, but a quick search-engine will show you lots.

Just saying about the argument, I agree it's one-sided.

pete

on July 26, 2010 at 11:58am

Excellent documentary!! To the douche bag climate change denialists: suffice to say there is a scientific consensus, If you think you're capable of assessing the raw data yourself get a degree in the field and do so properly.

Danither

on July 26, 2010 at 8:04am

Honestly this film makes me want to get all French Revolution, I want to hold every single fat cat corporate scum bag accountable for money over morals. I laugh at religious people for living their life according to morals from a book and not from their own thoughts, yet people obviously need that guidance to see through greed, I never thought it was that bad till I watched this. When's the Yes men Project Mayhem then please?

Nicklesbe

on July 26, 2010 at 4:41am

Every time I try to download one of the torrents from http://vodo.net/yesmen they download fine but then I go to open it with utorrent and it says its an invalid torrent. Anyone able to explain why this and or be able to help me solve this problem?

joshhipkin

on July 26, 2010 at 5:01am

First thing I would try is a diffrent torrent program. If that doesnt work, idk what

Nicklesbe

on July 26, 2010 at 4:39am

every time I try to download it utorrent tells me its an invalid torrent :( can anyone please help?

Aleryck

on July 26, 2010 at 4:27am

I just finished watching and I think the movie was brilliant! Keep doing that good work! I cant help with donations, but I'll definitely seed this as long as I can.

Good luck, from a brazillian friend :)

joshhipkin

on July 26, 2010 at 3:43am

I really like what you guys do, I just dont like your views, I personally dont think we are 'killing the planet', that being said, I am NOT saying that we should trash the planet, we do have to take care of it.

As far as a free market economy, I personally think this country is good on that. I think Obama has done a horrible job, and I think Bush was fine, he just didnt stand up for himself in the face of criticism

valexy

on July 26, 2010 at 2:01am

I enjoyed the movie a lot!. You guys should register a political party and enroll to the government. Somebody should stop this corporate madness and greediness.

Loginer

on July 25, 2010 at 10:10pm

I notice some people seem to think the Yes Men's stance on industries and global warming is invalid because of evidence that points to humans not contributing to it, or even that the concept of global warming is a fabrication.

That's not the ultimate point: The corporations responsible for releasing tons of CO2 are NOT denying global warming at all. Instead, they're trying to brainwash people into thinking that (potential) global warming can be a good thing, and that we shouldn't worry about the consequences of their insatiable greed.

This is the same stance they hold on a ton of other environmental/health issues (many of which are discussed in this very movie). Global warming is just one area of concern the don't-mind-us bullshit routine is being applied to, and even if there is no global warming, doing something about ethics and regulations in today's market would solve a lot more problems than that.

Tenche

on July 25, 2010 at 4:43pm

Just sat down to watch it. I'm all for protecting the environment and conserving/making cleaner energy alternatives. HOWEVER, I do not agree with Al Gore as he is a fraud and propaganda whore. Rotting Biomass produces 90% more Co2 than Humans and Co2 is STILL under .01% of the total gas on the planet. It's greed on both sides... You can't have an organized civilization without greed and corruption at the top. I'm hoping this movie doesn't end with me pissed off. Also, I'm not a republican... I'm not a Democrat... I don't claim a cult and don't side with either. *edit* just finished it. I love the way you did things! Good going. I would be absolutely nervous as well. ha.

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