The Yes Men (2003)

Director
Dan Ollman; Sarah Price; Chris Smith

Main cast
Mike Bonanno; Andy Bichlbaum; Michael Moore; Patrick Lichty; Sal Salamone

Genres
Comedy, Documentary

Description
The Yes Men claim the website GATT.org and pretend to represent the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The documentary follows them as they give presentations on various locations.


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