At conference after conference, the Yes Men try to wake up their corporate audiences to this frightening prospect, in the process taking on some of the world's biggest and baddest corporations. Just one example: as Exxon, Andy and Mike demonstrate a new biofuel made from climate-change victims. It’s a gut-busting laugh riot - one of several in the film - to see the unsuspecting audience learn that the lit candles they hold are made out of dead people.
On their journey, the Yes Men act as gonzo journalists, delving deep into the question of why we have given the market more power than any other institution to determine our direction as a society. They visit the twisted (and accidentally hilarious) underworld of the free-market think tanks, where they figure out a way to defeat the logic that's destroying our planet. And as they appear on the BBC before 300 million viewers, or before 1000 New Orleans contractors alongside Mayor Ray Nagin, the layers of lies are peeled back to reveal the raw heart of truth - a truth that brings with it hope.
Hope explodes at the end of this film with a power that may take audiences straight out of the theater and into the barricades. A word of warning to theater owners: make sure your seats are securely screwed down.
Bonus: this film has one of the very few underwater ballet scenes you will ever see in a political documentary.
Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.
Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.
In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.
As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.
In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person
How it all started:
I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown.
Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me.
So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.
And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.
Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven't compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time.
Why Did it get banned?
Public liability fear and red tape. But its all okay now! Make sure tocheck your local laws before embarking on your Hugathon!
I would just like to thank Sick Puppies for their incredible song "All the Same " which the free hugs campaign video would have never been the same without.
For their music visit www.sickpuppies**** !
Participants from visionOntv's "The Media is Dead, Long Live the Media!" gathering say why they are there.
How an 8 foot alien was spotted on CCTV cameras prompting 3 police cars to respond to the scene in Bournemouth, UK. James Sanger,music producer of Keene tells the story.
This is how beauty is manufactured and sold to us Distributed by Tubemogul.
*******www.bigbrotherstate**** - Watch the Movie in better Quality.
The Big Brother State is an educational film about what politicians claim to be protection of our freedom but what we refer to as repressive legislation.
Since terrorism has become a global threat, especially after 9/11, governments all over the world have started enforcing laws which, so
the governments say, should increase national security.
These laws obviously aim at another goal: the states gaining more and more control of their citizens at the cost of our privacy and freedom. Distributed by Tubemogul.
General Motors explains what the New GM is going to be.
The ALF - Animal Liberation Front - is a movement of people aiming to liberate animals. Its activists are very often called 'extremists' and 'terrorists' although no harm to any living being has ever been caused by them.
Here, former ALF activist Keith Mann talks openly about how 'a higher moral law' led him to take action against laws defending useless cruelty, animal abuse and human ignorance - all of which very often are done in the name of progress, science, fashion, entertainment and diet.
Using animals is an integral part of the system we live in - but does it mean that it is right ?... and that we can't change it?
Oi Mush (The Mosh Song) was written by Paul Allen and Peter King.
Sunday 13th September - Saturday 20th September 2009 is Oi Mush week!
This song will be available to buy as a digital download only from Itunes, Amazon mp3 and others
If enough of us buy it during that week, it'll hit the Top 40!
Help spread the word!
Thanks to: Lucie Jade (director), Pring (equipment and guidance), Will Hart (stunt double), Annette (costumes), Bruno and all of you who came down to Bute Park in Cardiff to star in this video!!
Are you prepared for disaster? What would you do if a flood, earthquake or terrorism hit you now? What will you do with the energy grid shuts down?
Andrew Price will teach you the skills to survive
DIRT! The Movie--directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
set the sky in motion! sun, moon, and stars, moving clouds, and a wealth of other interesting sky phenomena show up with their daily motion above fascinating landscapes.
© Till Credner, the sky in motion****
Guy Levy and Hattie Hatstar do a lovely song and animation about fags.
Get Religion For Your Brain Today! You'll Be Believing Stuff In No Time!