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Our New President

Direction
Year
2018
Runtime
78min
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It all begins with Hillary Clinton and the curse of the Siberian mummy princess… A trip down the rabbit hole of fake news, Our New President is a satire about the Russian media and its take on American politics. Moving between Kremlin-controlled network news and colorful reinterpretations of this news diet by average Russians, the film charts Trump’s election using footage produced by Putin’s propaganda machine. Overseen by Dmitry Kiselyov, host of the most watched news program on Russian television, a media empire works overtime to sabotage Hillary Clinton while celebrating Donald Trump. Moving through Trump’s first year in office, one piece of fake news at a time, the film compiles material produced by three channels: Russia-1, Russia Today, and the formerly independent network, NTV. A film about the news that is entirely devoid of true statements, this is a portrait of modern-day propaganda and its dissemination across the world. Brace yourself for the “true” story of Our New President.

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  • Original Title
    Our New President
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Maxim Pozdorovkin, Matvey Kulakov
  • Music
    Ivan Markovsky
  • Sound
    Ryan Price
  • Runtime
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Sundance Film Festival 2018
    • Traverse Film Festival 2018
    • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Hot Docs 2018
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
    • CPH:DOX 2018
    • 36th Miami Film Festival
    • Melbourne International Film Festival
    • Durango Independent Film Festival
    • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2018
  • Awards
    • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing, Sundance Film Festival
    • Stanley Kubrick Award: Bold & Innovative Filmmaking, Traverse Film Festival

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