d.: Kurt Engfehr, the YesMen, US, 2009, 87 mins
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This documentary features the politically engaged artists known as the Yes Men, who stage elaborate hoaxes to expose corporate malfeasance using guerrilla tactics. Among the stunts are promises to pay restitution to local citizens while impersonating executives from corporations like Dow — whose explosion contaminated an Indian village — and BP. They also pose as representatives from Haliburton and introduce the SurvivaBall, an inflatable orb designed to withstand catastrophe.