Putin’s Olympic Dream

Society & Culture
Olympic Games 2014, Putin
Hans Pool
Zeppers Film + TV and VPRO Television
HD available

In just a couple of years the city of Sochi has to be refashioned from a nostalgic Soviet holiday resort, filled with gorgeous sanatoriums, into a modern Russian city with The Olympic Winter Games (February 2014) in prospect. Literally everything and everyone has to yield in order to turn this status project of President Putin into a success.

This film tells the true story of contemporary Russia and especially of the city of Sochi. It also shows that these most expensive Olympic Games ever are a nightmare for both people and nature. The Olympics haven’t become a symbol of peace, but of a merciless greed that even Putin seems to have lost control over.