Our New President

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World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing

Ever since a fateful visit to a mummy’s glass-encased tomb in 1997, Hillary Clinton has been plagued by fainting spells, drug use, and even allegations of sexual abuse and murder. Don’t believe it? Just ask the reporters at Vesti and NTV, two of the most-watched state-run news shows in Russia, where outlandish stories like these reach millions of viewers every night.

As more details of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election emerge, acclaimed filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin assembles a fever dream of Russian propaganda aimed at both Clinton and Trump from YouTube, RT, and other media platforms. Within this alternate universe of misinformation, we witness the seeds of the 2016 fake news cycle take root and successfully infiltrate the collective conscience of a Russian populace trained to distrust truth and objectivity.

The divisive stories peddled by these journalists, handpicked by Putin, range from sinister to absurd, but they all point to a coordinated effort to alter public opinion at home and abroad.


Thu. 1/18, 6:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Fri. 1/19, 9:00 a.m., Temple, PC
Fri. 1/19, 6:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/20, 11:59 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
Thu. 1/25, 9:30 p.m., Ray, PC
Fri. 1/26, 3:00 p.m., Temple, PC

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY World Doc

COUNTRY Russia/U.S.A.

RUN TIME 77 min

LANGUAGE English and Russian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Third Party Films

WEBSITE http://thirdpartyfilms.com

EMAIL info@thirdpartyfilms.com

PHONE (857) 498-4670

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Maxim Pozdorovkin

Maxim Pozdorovkin is the director of four documentaries and multiple shorts. His films include Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize) and The Notorious Mr. Bout (2014 Sundance Film Festival). His documentary Clinica de Migrantes (HBO) was nominated for a 2016 IDA Documentary award. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University for a dissertation about early propaganda. Next, Maxim is directing How To Rob Banks for Dummies, a hybrid documentary about cult video artist Joe Gibbons.