Our New President

Maxim Pozdorovkin
| Russia, USA
| 2018
| 77 min

Hilarious and horrifying in equal measure, Our New President is a satirical portrait of how Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, through the lens of Russian propaganda. Director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) mashes up the output of meme-wielding YouTube trolls, kooky comrades, and the conspiracy-peddling Russia Today to create a manic alternate-universe view of the 2016 election, alien to Western eyes. Hillary Clinton and the curse of the Siberian mummy princess is just the start: there’s a lot more to discover down the rabbit hole of Putin’s propaganda machine.

Maxim Pozdorovkin
Joe Bender, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Charlotte Cook
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