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The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

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Sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth.


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$10,956 (USA) (9 October 2009)

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$189,506 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Needed hoaxes
18 February 2010 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that some people seem to feel that it is cruel to state that Dow Chemical accepts full responsibility for the Bhopal catastrophe, or that HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) wants to give former inhabitants of houses in New Orleans back their apartments, the affected people don't seem to think so. They're happy that people bring attention to their problem, and doing so by adding humor to it is often what is needed in a dour political climate such as these examples show, when multi-national corporations rule international business and - indeed - politics for most part.

Much like Bill Hicks showed us, adding humor as spice often brings attention to the facts. The Yes Men were sharper in their previous film, but this one is still very valid as they continue to show the dangers of a free market taking over interests only to make as much money for their shareholders as is possible, not existing in the interest for the state at all.


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