The Yes Men
, a small group of prankster-activists, gain worldwide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men
, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade.
Devastatingly funny. How unfortunate it didn`t get a wider release or more press. A real life primer on taking action.
HOW REVEALING OF OUR CULTURE THAT THE ONLY AUDIENCE `UP IN ARMS` WHEN FACED WITH THE PRANKSTER`S IMPOSTER PRESENTATION WAS THE COLLEGE AUDIENCE. THIS IN ITSELF MAKES A PROFOUND STATEMENT. THE YES MEN ARE BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS!