The Term [Srok, 2012-] is an online documentary film project by filmmakers Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev and former television news anchor Aleksei Pivovarov. This essay explores the evolution of the filmmakers’ projects which begins with their I Love You films in 2010, in order to trace several key questions that reside in the space between traditional mass media (the broadcasting, production and screening of news, television and film) and new media (the networked online communities of the internet). The different manifestations of The Term and its offshoots, Realnost [Real’nost’, 2013-] and Newsreal: Citizen Journalist (2013-), transcend traditional and new media, and use the media indeterminacy to promote several initiatives such as political mobilization, citizen journalism and amateur filmmaking.

Language of contribution: English

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