Our New President

Maxim Pozdorovkin

Russia, United States 2018, 78 min.


Spoken language: English, Russian

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2019

Kaleidoscopic impression of the 2016 US presidential election, seen through the lens of Russian propaganda channels. Starring the talented Donald Trump, Man of Peace, and the mad and murderous ‘Killary’ Clinton, bewitched by a Mummy Princess. 
‘Our editorial policy is based on love of Russia,’ Dmitry Kiselyov, head of Russia’s government-owned news organization Rossiya Segodnya, tells his employees. No more objective journalism, he proclaims. ‘Journalism is a tool that can be used to create values, to define what’s good and bad.’  
In Our new President, comprised fully of clips from Russian television and internet channels, we see what Kiselyov’s vision of journalism amounts to: conspiracy theories, lies, and fake news in the true sense of the term. Hillary Clinton is a fraud and a murderer, both physically and mentally ill since she visited a Siberian Mummy Princess in 1997. Donald Trump is a larger-than-life superhero, cracking the rotten system for the good of the people. Winning the election despite massive Democratic fraud, and working for global peace despite demonstrations by groups of paid actors. With some homophobia and racism thrown in for good measure by the commentators. Like when Barack Obama was said to be ‘waving his hands like he was in the jungle’ during his Oval Office meeting with Trump. Our new President is a bewildering experience, at times hilarious, but mostly terrifying.




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Talkshows & debates

Our New President: Q&A with journalists Laura Starink and Coen van Zwol

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 18:45

Q&A with former Russia correspondents Laura Starink and Coen van Zwol.  

Our New President: Introduction by Raymond van den Boogaard

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 21:45

Prior to the screening Raymond van den Boogaard will give an introduction. 

Our New President: Q&A with dr. Jaron Harambam and Hans Laroes

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 14:30

Q&A with dr. Jaron Harambam (UvA) and former editor-in-chief of NOS News Hans Laroes.