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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lurkingbackandforth

on July 25, 2010 at 12:04pm

You guys are awesome/brave for exposing these corporations for all of society to see. The fact that you are being sued only adds more fuel to your message. I will definitely be seeding this! PS. this was unexpectedly funny.

lurkingbackandforth

on July 25, 2010 at 12:03pm

You guys are awesome/brave for exposing these corporations for all of society to see. The fact that you are being sued only adds more fuel to your message. I will definitely be seeding this! PS. this was unexpectedly funny.

tornadoboy93

on July 25, 2010 at 11:34am

One of my favorite documentaries. I fully support you two. Keep up the good work Yes Men.

abclone23

on July 25, 2010 at 11:15am

Brilliant. This doesn't cover everything there is to know about the subject, but doing so would be impossible in 1:35. I definitely think that this is a major instrument for change. You have to piss people off before they'll really pay attention to you: for both sides. So, bravo! Definitely worth the donation!

brandvegn

on July 25, 2010 at 4:05am

Squiz, you may need to actually play the video after downloading it, instead of trying to open the .torrent file with VLC. This is the only troubleshooting I could possibly imagine, unless you have some sort of virus that corrupts video files and makes them unplayable in standard players. I doubt that though.
In any case, I love a good fight and Yes Men definitely brought it on. Punkinator, Talisman, and shikigami, I think a litmus test might help. What if you, as a 'prankster" went into a left-leaning organization and pilfered your particular ethos as a "prank". That movie would be totally awesome! So funny to see Greenpeace say, "we believe Whale populations have breeched capacity" or something funny like that. Then you could show all the damage they do to Japanese boats. You could show how a group like the ACLU or Amnesty International viewpoints are callous and deceptive as they fight to free people from tyranny or oppression and stuff. That would be the best. Or you could go to the people whose lives are being altered by corporate fleeing, war, hunger, whatever and just have fun with them. Offer them a house, healthcare or something, a job or just anything, you know...and then just take long shots with the camera after you tell them you are just making it up and ask them to try to explain why they would want that for their family or community or whatever. A riot!!! email me when you guys copyright it and make a full length DVD that you will only sell for large amounts of cash. I can get behind that kind of message!

tulwarkahn

on July 25, 2010 at 1:54am

.....i was amazed at the beginning..........and completely ecstatic at the end. A genius film that poses serious questions at the world today....but at the same time exposes the inhumanity of the political world in a very comedic way. Gentlemen i applaud and thank you, for you have inspired me.

Talisman

on July 25, 2010 at 12:18am

People are cowards, struggling to achieve change peacefully is impossible. No distinct difference in one entity or another can be achieved without the initial destruction of said entity. War is the only way. That is exactly why humanity's history is frought with violence.

Sparkiller

on July 25, 2010 at 3:50am

Only people unable (or unwilling) to use their given intelligence cry for war to solve problems. The Yes Men demonstrate there is another way.

Danither

on July 26, 2010 at 8:07am

So sad that every day a little part of me dies and admits that you are probably right. I hope for humanity's sake your either wrong or were destroyed as the abominations of virus that we are before we inevitably spread outwards to different planets. (maybe thinking too far ahead there)

Cziburka

on July 24, 2010 at 11:23pm

Nice. Really liked it. I even dont know what to say. Very good idea, I hope to see you again soon, and dont give up. Its for all of us, not just for fun. We need to find a way to fight that "thing". And at the moment the publicity is the best way to do it. I hope YOU'L WIN SOONER than later. Thanks again, and sorry for bad english im from Lithuania ;)

NU2Mhp

on July 24, 2010 at 9:12pm

I already watched this film via bittorrent. So I did not hesitate to donate.

I love your work, guys. Keep on like that.
I'll go straight to www.theyesmen.org/lab and think of another donation there too.

shikigami

on July 24, 2010 at 6:35pm

You sir are full of shit. I hope both of you get busted and thrown to jail.
Fucking anti development, pro misery jackass.

dammawit

on July 24, 2010 at 6:19pm

Great work! I very much enjoyed this movie. Much better than the first Yes Men movie. I'm donating.

lizardtoes

on July 24, 2010 at 5:06pm

My husband and I thought this film was WONDERFUL! We're not quite as leftist as you guys seem to be, but overall, we were very impressed at the way you exposed these greedy douchebag companies to the entire world. You guys are BRILLIANT! Keep it up and don't let the bastards get you down.

squizfr

on July 24, 2010 at 4:52pm

F** codec, this is unplayable with VLC / mplayer / media player classic !!! Check your release first if you want to be seen :-[

stu

on July 24, 2010 at 6:39pm

Plays just fine with anything that has Xvid available, by the selection of players you listed you seem to have done you're share of filesharing, are you also one of the people yelling "fake" on tracker sites at every other release that appear to work just fine for everyone else?
You might want to verify the download data, stop using BT client/OS/network drivers/ISP/whatever that breaks files, and/or generally just get a clue.

Onaka

on July 25, 2010 at 11:04am

Works fine in my VLC, I suggest you check your download for corruption.
If you're using µtorrent, you can do so by stopping the torrent, right clicking its name and selecting force recheck.
If it stops at something other than 100%, your download was corrupt, hope this helps.

abclone23

on July 25, 2010 at 11:08am

I had some issues using my old CCCP, so I downloaded the new one, and had no problem playing this with MPC Homecinema. Have you enabled .avi in your settings panel?

the punkinator

on July 24, 2010 at 3:38pm

I have not watched this yet and am wondering if I should.

What I do not like is that they are pro climate change policy. I'm not 100% sure that they are but thats what it looks like, no support from me then.

I thought they may have been making fun of the fail that is global warming. But nope.

donem

on July 30, 2010 at 7:11pm

When you say "pro climate change policy" what do you mean? Is that like a Hummer I saw with a bumper sticker that said "I support global warming" ?

Are you saying that that you you don't believe the evidence that the temperature of the earth is rising. Or, with your "fail" comment, are you implying that global warming is slowly causing worldwide failure?

I am against global warming as well ...

donem

on July 30, 2010 at 7:11pm

When you say "pro climate change policy" what do you mean? Is that like a Hummer I saw with a bumper sticker that said "I support global warming" ?

Are you saying that that you you don't believe the evidence that the temperature of the earth is rising. Or, with your "fail" comment, are you implying that global warming is slowly causing worldwide failure?

I am against global warming as well ...

donem

on July 30, 2010 at 7:12pm

When you say "pro climate change policy" what do you mean? Is that like a Hummer I saw with a bumper sticker that said "I support global warming" ?

Are you saying that that you you don't believe the evidence that the temperature of the earth is rising. Or, with your "fail" comment, are you implying that global warming is slowly causing worldwide failure?

I am against global warming as well ...

dano

on July 24, 2010 at 3:37pm

We'd love to hear what you think about it

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