97' 2018 France director: Paul Moreira cinematography: Pedro Brito Da Fonseca, Emmanuel Bach, Denis Slepov editing: Ludovic Gaillard production: ARTE France, Premières Lignes
Behind the scenes of the Russian propaganda machine.
The Russian special services have perfected the art of manipulating information and have made it an effective weapon. Moreira's film shows examples of Russia's attempts to interfere in the presidential elections in France and the links between Russian security agencies and France's extreme right. Moreira pulls back the curtain to reveal how official Russian propaganda media—Russia Today and Sputnik—function, but he also devotes a lot of attention to anonymous aspects of the propaganda machine, i.e., hackers and online trolls. The film also shows how Russian interests are served by seemingly innocent events and public actions aimed at polarizing the public mood.