Vice Media ‘po-russki’: A Guide to Online Documentaries and Russian Protest Movements

Andrew Chapman, Dartmouth Department of Russian
Tuesday, May 19 in Reed Hall 108 at 4:00 pm
In his talk, Chapman will discuss two recent documentary film/media projects currently
produced in Russia (The Term [2013-] and Reality [2014-]). The producers liken these
projects, which exist online in a series of different media reporting platforms, to “A
Russian Vice Media” or “Russkii Vice.” The two projects feature over one hundred
amateur cameramen, who are given cameras and sent to document tendentious events
such as political protests, crime scenes, riots, and sports-related hooliganism.
Chapman’s talk will cover topics such as activist media and political mobilization,
amateur media culture and citizen journalism, and independent media viability. The
event is free and open to the public.
Andrew Chapman is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the
Humanities, currently teaching in the Russian Department. This event is sponsored by
the Russian Department.