Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Yes Men Fix the World

I just watched this documentary film a few days ago and decided to digest it a bit before writing something up.  The reason why?  I'm a little ambiguous about the effectiveness of the yes men's method of using identity correction as a means of shaming government and corporations into action.  On the other hand, most of the issues brought to light through these stunts are issues I would know very little about if it wasn't for this film. Additionally the final stunt in the movie featuring a special edition of the New York Times is truly inspiring.

from their website:
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!
The movie is legally available for free via torrent

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