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Director/Producer/Editor: Maxim Pozdorovkin | Producers: Joe Bender, Charlotte Cook | Editor: Matvey Kulakov | Composer: Ivan Markovsky | USA-Russia / 2018 / 77 min
About the Film
In this Sundance Special Jury Award-winning film, Maxim Pozdorovkin stitches together found footage of Russian propaganda about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to craft a simultaneously humorous and deeply disturbing cautionary tale on manipulative messaging with global implications. State-run news agencies employ innuendo and half-truths to prey on the base instincts of those already prone to suspicion. Our New President both illustrates and indicts in a critique that’s extremely relevant in these times.
Directors: Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly | USA-Colombia-Israel / 2017 / 3 min / Animated
The origin of Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go!” chant.
About the Filmmaker
Maxim Pozdorovkin is the director of four documentaries and multiple shorts. His films include Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize) and The Notorious Mr. Bout (2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 NFF). His documentary Clinica de Migrantes was nominated for a 2016 IDA Documentary award. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University for a dissertation about early propaganda. Next, Maxim is directing How To Rob Banks for Dummies, a hybrid documentary about cult video artist Joe Gibbons.