Activist duo and performance pranksters Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos formed their alter egos the Yes Men to uncover the truth behind various social injustices. Impersonating the people they work to expose, Servin and Vamos bring their satirical stunts to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dow Chemical, and the National Petroleum Council, the mass media, and more.
The scathingly funny film reveals terrifying levels of foolishness, gullibility, and a complete absence of logic. As the Yes Men put it, “We have created a market system that makes doing the right thing impossible, and the people who appear to be leading are actually following its pathological dictates. If we keep putting the market in the driver’s seat, it could happily drive the whole planet off a cliff.”