Náš nový prezident / Our New President

In Russia, the TV news content is controlled by the state. Maxim Pozdorovkin filmed an experimental documentary with no true facts at all. It is not difficult to guess how these two statements relate. Like every nation in 2016, the Russians were also watching the US presidential elections breathlessly. Most information about Clinton and Trump came from TV, and equipped with such information, people fell in love with the right candidate. Pozdorovkin composes an absurd mosaic of the most striking factual “fouls” broadcast in the Russian news, vehemently refusing to take a stance. He reduces the US elections to case study material of new media practices and contemporary propaganda. Watching it can be even physically uncomfortable.