The Yes Men Fix The World – Special Peer-2-Peer-Edition


(Youtube Direktyes, via Popkontext, danke Nils!)

Die Yes Men geben ihre Doku „The Yes Men Fix The World“ für lau als Torrent weg und haben eine besondere Szene für das US Chamber of Commerce eingebaut, weil die sie vor ein paar Monaten vor Gericht gezerrt haben. Die Yes Men machen satirische Beiträge in Form von Corporate Fakes, bauen Fake-Websites oder geben sich als Unternehmensvertreter aus um zum Beispiel in einem Vortrag Energie aus toten Menschen vorzustellen… was sich die anwesenden Businesskasper interessiert anhörten und unbedingt mehr wissen wollten.

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. This peer-to-peer special edition of the film is unique: it is preceded by an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of the Yes Men impersonating the United States Chamber of Commerce. Because the Yes Men are being sued for this stunt, p2p is the only way that this film will get seen. Please spread the word!

Der Download der Doku hat bei mir grade ungefähr 10 Minuten gedauert und ich seede das gute Stück noch eine Weile, auf der Website zur Aktion rufen die Yes Men zu Spenden auf für kommende subversive Businesskasperverarschungen.

We have been impersonating people in power in to make political points for over a decade. The Yes Men Fix the World is our second feature film. It’s won a bucket of awards and accolades, but we’re still broke. We are hoping that people who share it will donate some money so that we can do even more outrageous actions.

How outrageous? Outrageous enough to get us sued! Not long ago The US Chamber of Commerce took us to court for impersonating them. That is why on this special p2p version of the Yes Men Fix the World, we have included an exclusive video that the US Chamber of Commerce does not want you to see. You can only see this surprising film on the exclusive VODO p2p release.

One final note: making films takes lots of hard work. And money. We busted our asses to make this film and still owe our friends barrels of cash they loaned us. By supporting us and joining the Yes Men Labs, you not only get a membership card and an entry into the prize draw, you also help us to pay all those people back and fund future projects. We’re sharing by P2P because we made this film to be watched, and with your help we’ll able to carry on with what we love doing.

The Yes Men Fix The World Peer-2-Peer-Edition, Website zum Film, Yesmen.org

[update] Auf Torrentfreak gibt’s ein Statement der Yes Men:

“There are a few reasons why we chose BitTorrent. First off, it’s a way to avoid censorship,” Mike Bonanno told TorrentFreak. “This version includes video of an action against the US Chamber of Commerce that we are being sued for. No commercial outlets will touch it. We had a TV show scheduled on Planet Green and their lawyers nearly wet themselves when they heard we wanted to use footage of us making political mince-meant out of the largest lobbying organization in the world.”