OUR NEW PRESIDENT Unclassified 18+
If you thought Donald Trump’s election was an insane spectacle, wait until you see what the Russians saw.
An audacious feat, Our New President shows how Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States through the lens of Russian propaganda.
Maxim Pozdorovkin (The Notorious Mr Bout, MIFF 2014) mashes up the output of meme-soaked YouTube trolls, kooky comrades and the conspiracy-peddling Russia Today to create a manic, technicolour alternate universe of the 2016 election, alien to Western eyes.
Exhilarating and bizarre, terrifying and hilarious, Our New President is, in Pozdorovkin’s words, a documentary "without a single true statement in it". This Sundance Special Jury Prize winner has been described by critics as ‘scary’, ‘mesmerizing’ and ‘scattershot’… sound like someone you know?
"A true original. An important documentary for our times…" – The Guardian
As part of The Bigger Picture program, enjoy a short introduction by Tim Lynch from The University of Melbourne – MIFF Learning Partner.
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