VOTE OR LOSE! (working title)
Director(s): Tim B. TOIDZE – Writer(s): Tim B. TOIDZE Contact Print page
VOTE OR LOSE is a documentary about the 1996 Russian presidential campaign - the first ever democratic elections in Russian history.
Russia. 3rd July, 1996. Against all odds, president Yeltsin gets re-elected for a second term. How did the unanimously despised president, with an approval rating of just 2% a few months earlier, manage to pull off this victory? A story of foreign meddling, media manipulation, scare tactics, American spin doctors, unconditional support from European leaders and…money.
These events remain deeply rooted in the collective memory of the Russians and are an essential historical element for anyone who wants to understand Putin's career and his audience today. A veritable holdup against democracy, told by the very men who were the perpetrators.
A hitherto untold and bizarre episode of the most expensive presidential campaign ever by Russian director Tim B. Toidze.
Check out Tim's previous films "Khrushchev Does America" and "Tokyo Trial: Judging Japan".