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Jan 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

The Yes Men Fix the World

With Joseph Huff-Hannon

The Yes Men Fix the World “shines with a raw wit and originality” (Newsweek) as it fearlessly follows the twisted logic of corporate capitalism to its absurd conclusion, exposing the hilarious absurdities and ironies of an economic system that ruthlessly rules the planet.

“It’s really a sick, twisted – I don’t even want to refer to it as a joke.”

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

“Great fun! It takes some nerve, not to mention diabolical intelligence… to pull off the elaborate pranks devised by the Yes Men.”

New York Times

2009 Audience Award Winner at Berlin International Film Festival

Program

The Yes Men Fix the World

96 min., 2009

A wickedly fun skewering of corporate greed, The Yes Men Fix the World is the true story of two conscientious mischief-makers who pose as the representatives of companies they despise. In this wonderfully therapeutic film, Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno impose cosmic (and comic) justice by any means necessary.

To a television audience of 300 million, Andy (posing as a Dow Chemicals spokesman) announces that Dow will finally compensate the victims of the Bhopal disaster, causing the company’s stock to instantly plunge by $2 billion. When, as Halliburton, they presented giant inflatable “Survivaballs” designed to keep the extremely wealthy safe from the havoc they’ve wreaked, the audience of executives applauded and asked polite questions. And at an oil industry conference, the Yes Men introduce a wonderful new Exxon miracle fuel made from the bodies of global warming losers.

Joseph Huff-Hannon is an award-winning independent writer and producer who has worked with the Yes Men on a variety of projects (including most recently the spoof on Canada during last months Cclosedhagen climate talks: http://theyesmen.org/canada. Joseph also directed the national grassroots campaign for the theatrical release of The Yes Men Men Fix the World in 2009, teaming up with activist groups like Global Exchange, Corporate Accountability International, SEIU and many others to link screenings with social justice campaigns on the ground.

Details

Date
Jan 16, 2010
Time
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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