Friday, May 3, 12:30pm at Columbia University, followed by the panel Russian Propaganda and the Global Engine of Fake News: A Conversation with Maxim Pozdorovkin at 3pm.
The ASN Convention is the largest international scholarly gathering on the study of the former Soviet Union, Central Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia, bringing together more than 700 scholars and practitioners from 50+ countries over 160+ panels. View the conference program at http://asnconvention.com.
Friday, May 10 at WFMU Monty Hall. Click here for tickets.
A few of the things critics are saying about The Truth About Killer Robots:
“The Truth About Killer Robots: the year’s most terrifying documentary”
An “intriguing, carefully reasoned film.”
“Hyper-charged with a thoroughly unique audio/visual aesthetic. … A hard look on the displacement caused by automation and the ubiquitousness of technology as humanity continues to race towards an eerily uncertain future.”
“Pozdorovkin takes an unflinching look at the way automated cars, industrial-strength robots, and bomb-detecting autonomous devices have infiltrated human life.”
“The director of “Our New President” and “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” serves up a dry and chilling film of the present, about the robots already killing us and the “efficiency” capitalism that is ensuring that machines displace us. Death by robot is not just for “Terminator” movies.”
When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame? This eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction uses incidents in which robots have caused the deaths of humans—from a Volkswagen factory in Germany to a bomb-carrying police droid in Dallas—as a window into global automation and its consequences. Though they are typically treated as freak anomalies, each case raises questions of accountability, legality and morality. Exploring the provocative views of engineers, journalists and philosophers, the film goes beyond sensational deaths to examine more subtle but pervasive ways that robots pose a threat to humanity.
The Truth About Killer Robots premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and is available now on HBO.
The documentary feature OUR NEW PRESIDENT won the Special Jury Prize for Editing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, recognizing the extraordinary work of editors Matvey Kulakov and Maxim Pozdorovkin.
OUR NEW PRESIDENT premiered in the World Documentary Competition at the Sundance 2018. Premiering on the opening day of the festival, the film was noted as one of "Six Films to Know" at Sundance 2018 by the New York Times!
Idris Elba’s Jamaica-set directorial debut, as well as a documentary on the women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred and an examination of President Trump’s election entirely through Russian propaganda will be among more than 100 movies shown at the next Sundance Film Festival in January.
"Our New President," a comic documentary from Maxim Pozdorovkin, dives into Mr. Trump’s elevation to the White House through the lens of fake news and Russian propaganda.
Read more here.
Clínica de Migrantes: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness received the Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award. Read more about the award here.
Third Party Films premiered its latest documentary, Clínica de Migrantes at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in April, where it received the Jury Award for Best Short.
Here's what the Jury said about Clínica de Migrantes:
“With extraordinary access and moving vérité footage, Clínica de Migrantes tells the powerful story of what happens when undocumented immigrants are denied basic human rights. The film takes us on an emotional journey with the staff and patients at a volunteer-run clinic where undocumented immigrants receive medical care, and addresses a critical issue in a way that is so human and real that we unanimously agreed it must be awarded this year’s Best Short Award.”