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Our New President

This screening took place on
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

The story of Donald Trump's election is told entirely through the use of Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, Our New President uses stock footage from news media and online sources to expose Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections. Impressive and irreverent use of music and sound enlivens footage that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of information warfare now being deployed in international politics. "The time of detached, unbiased journalism is over," asserts Russia Today, the single news media source in the country. Journalism is now used to shape values and morals, propaganda is overt and facts are replaced with "informational pancakes" and "alternative information." Sound familiar? This fascinating Freaky Friday view of Russia and Trump through a media house of mirrors forces you to question what you know, what information you trust and where journalism, truth, history and memory are headed in the future. Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs In Russian with English subtitles.
  • Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin
  • 2018, USA
  • 77 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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