Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Our New President is a plunge into the fake news rabbit hole. A satire of the Russian media's response to American politics, this film from Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) moves from Kremlin-controlled network news to everyday Russians' self-made YouTube reinterpretations of the headlines. Looking at how Putin’s media apparatus covered the rise of Donald Trump, Our New President exposes the roots of the 2016 fake news cycle, exploring an alternate universe of misinformation. Inventively editing clips that range from the absurd to the sinister, Our New President is an eye-popping portrait of modern-day propaganda and its insidious global dissemination: the truth about fake news.
Presented by Wavelength
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dir. Maxim Pozdorovkin
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