OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Friday May 3, 1:40 PM (Lunch) / Saturday May 4, 1:40
Our New President
US, Russia, 2018 (77 min.)
While the 2016 presidential elections polarized the US and obscured the distinction between truth and falsehood, the Russian media’s take on the events was far more distorted and deceptive. This fascinating documentary is a compilation of news clips, archival footage, and home-movies that offers a glimpse at the frenzied reality under Putin’s iron fist: a government-owned and controlled media that nurtures rumors about the Clintons’ past as drug addicts and serial killers. It comes as no surprise that the Russians celebrate Trump’s victory; however, only until they become aware of his instability, and the bizarre honeymoon becomes a viral embarrassment.
“A heady lesson in how fake news really works —
and how far back it stretches.” —Variety
Maxim Pozdorovkin’s two previous feature-length documentaries (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and The Notorious Mr. Bout) were shown at ASN 2014, 2015.
In Russian and English with English subtitles