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The Yes Men Fix the World

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yesmensuperman_with_crap_web.jpgIt's not often I'll post on something non-music related here. In fact, I just had to create an 'Other' category for this post. But I found out the other day that The Yes Men Fix the World is going to be shown in Shanghai soon and it's a film I'm excited about seeing. Just thought I'd share it with you. 

The Yes Men are Mike Bonnano and Andy Michelbaum and are nothing to do with that Danny Wallace book or that Jim Carrey film, although everyone always thinks that when I wear my Yes Men t-shirt. The Yes Men (not Yes Man) specialise in identity correction. What does that mean?  

"Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Our targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else"

Previous examples of this include producing a fake New York Times a while back declaring that the Iraq war was over; appearing on the BBC as representatives of Dow to declare that the company would suddenly accept all responsibility for the Bhopal tragedy; and appearing as WTO officials to declare an end to the organisation. This is a good one as well, check out this photo

I saw their first film and met them when I was at university back in the UK, but I still haven't managed to see their latest one. It's going to be screened twice in Shanghai next month though as part of the MIDA documentary festival in the city:on June 12th and 15th. There's more details on the screenings here, I recommend you go see it.