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Our New President

The Russian media's obsession with the election of Donald Trump is told entirely through clips, in this fascinating essay on news bias, pop culture and the power of images.

Documentary 2018 78 mins Not rated

Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin

Overview

A fascinating buffet of news footage and user-generated videos, this is an essay on Russian media, pop culture, and the power of images to influence political messaging. Expanded from his original short film of the same name, this is not a straightforward documentary, but a brilliantly assembled and increasingly alarming collage. It is an irrational (yet smartly constructed) piece of work for irrational times.