The Yes Men Fix the World - a comedic take on the problems of capitalism


The Yes Men Fix the World (2009, France/UK/USA)

Seen: Friday, 11th December 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 87′
Director: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr
Production House: Arte France, Article Z, Renegade Pictures, Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation, Charny/Bachrach Entertainment
Plot: (from imdb)

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.


Impressions In Short
Fun :)

More About the Film
It’s a funny documentary film about some important problems. And even though they expose some pretty terrible things, on the whole the message is positive - they’re saying it’s possible to change the world if enough people stand behind the right ideas :)
The media tend to attack the Yes Men for giving people false hope (for example that they’ll get money to help eradicate the environmental and health damage that a company has caused). But the people who get fooled by their hoaxes don’t seem to mind at all. Most of them think it’s a brilliant way to bring attention to their problems.

Yes, I think :) It’s a nice, funny documentary with a message.

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