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YES MEN FIX THE WORLD THE

USA / France, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Documentaries)

Director: Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonnano

"Comedic vigilante justice." - USA Today

Anti-globalisation pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are back with this followup to The Yes Men (MIFF 04), to again skewer the excesses of capitalism with their particular brand of gonzo activism. Impersonating executives (what they call ‘identity correction') and infiltrating the corporate world, the Yes Men stage outrageous Michael Moore-style stunts to bring attention to unsavoury business practices.

From Dow Chemical, to Halliburton, to the US government itself (for its slipshod response to Hurricane Katrina), Bichlbaum and Bonanno fearlessly take on the biggest of corporate targets in this hilarious and timely film - one that ultimately urges us to consider the proposition that the free market is putting the human race and our planet at risk.

D/S Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonnano P Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix WS Rézo TD HDCAM/2008

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