Lobotomy (2011)

Reportage has become an essential part of any war, but in the Russian-Georgian conflict it is propaganda that has dominated the press. In this wonderfully sardonic documentary an artful collision of fact and fiction exposes Russia's ongoing abuse of the mass media. An intimate and ironic narrative presence provides a very personal indictment of Russian propoganda tactics, laying bare the state's relationship with its people. In 2008, on televisions around Russia the message came forth: "The Russian military was forced to undertake police actions to keep order". Meanwhile, in the war zone, Georgians desperately tried to stop Russian soldiers from looting. "If you filch it, you could at least hide it", one man shouts at a soldier who has stuffed silverware into his knapsack. This is... read more
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Lobotomy (2011)