OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Dir. Maxim Pozdorovkin | Documentary | Russia / U.S.A. | 2018 | 77 min.
English and Russian, with English subtitles
It all began with a visit to a mummy’s tomb in 1997. Ever since, Hillary Clinton has been plagued by fainting spells, drug use, and even allegations of murder. At least that’s what the reporters at Vesti and NTV, two of the most watched state-run Russian news networks, want you to believe. And they’re broadcasting to millions of viewers worldwide every night. As more details of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election emerge, the producers of the Oscar-nominated Icarus (MVFF 2017) team up with director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, MVFF 2013) to peel back the layers of fake news and tactics of modern-day information warfare.