The Yes Men Fix the World

Invited

Join the Yes Men—Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno—as they battle the free market mentality with their politically charged hijinks. Their method: select a corporation they don’t like, set up a website, and wait until they’re invited to speak at an event as a representative of said despised company. This time around, Andy and Mike take on Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, and the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Incorporating vintage cartoons and archival footage, the Yes Men construct a fast-paced, highly entertaining look at their unique brand of activism. These tricksters transport us to an alternate reality, one in which corporations and governments act ethically and responsibly—if only for a moment. The absurdity of their actions may amuse, but the Yes Men have a serious point to make: business as usual is no longer acceptable.  SB

Director

Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno

Producers

Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix

Executive Producers

Partice Barrat, Alan Hayling, Jess Search, Juliette Timsit

Editor

April Merl

Cinematographer

Shot by multiple volunteers

Release Year

2009

Festival Year

2009

Country

United States

Run Time

89 minutes