The Yes Men

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, published by Renegade Pictures UK in 2003 - English narration

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The Yes Men, A comedic documentary, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.  The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with, and on to their tasteless parody of the WTO's website. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send speaking invitations meant for the real WTO. Mike and Andy play along with the ruse and soon find themselves attending important functions as WTO representatives. It isn't about whether this video is well made. It's what the video's about that matters. It gives a dose of the hysterically funny and, when you ponder on it, terribly frightening, reality in this increasingly corporate-controlled world that manages to create the world of 1984, where 2+2=5.

Picture a couple of clever young men giving a demonstration of a "survival suit" for the disasters of global warming to a bunch of corporate middle-level managers. The suit is an inflatable ball that turns the wearer into a giant silver thingie with stuff stuck all over it and no part of the wearer showing but a face. Now, picture the audience sucking it up, taking the entire thing seriously.

Picture the same young men showing another corporate group of elites an inflatable suit that gives the wearer a giant, head-height Penis while the onlookers accept the entire thing as plausible and for their benefit.

This is the reality shown by The Yes Men. If you're aware of how insane the corporate world (and everything it touches) has become, then this video is hysterically funny. If you aren't aware of just how off-centre things have become, then you MUST watch so you can see how utterly in-their-own-world corporations and their minions have become.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 1710 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x400
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.760:1
Frames Per Second: 23.976
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 1:22:02
Part Size: 1,09 Gb
Subtitles: English
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