Dictatorland (2017)

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Watch Dictatorland (2017)  Online Movie Trailer, Review, & Buy MoviesMovie Plot:  Ben Zand presents a three-part documentary series on the worlds most brutal and, at times, grimly hilarious totalitarian regimes, investigating how rulers caprices can have silly and horrifying consequences.
Part 1: Kazakhstan
In this episode, Ben Zand travels to Kazakhstan to experience the sinister and at times bizarre side to living in a dictatorship. Beginning his journey in the capital city Astana, he finds a wealthy country. In the Bayterek Tower – the national symbol of Kazakhstan – Ben places his hand in a golden handprint of the President, where he’s told he can make a wish. But he also finds that he’s being quietly accompanied by a minder to keep an eye on him.
Part 2: Belarus
In this episode, Ben Zand travels to Belarus to experience the sinister and at times bizarre side to living in a dictatorship. Ben begins his journey in Belarus by heading to President Lukashenko’s home town. He sees a small shrine to the President, before setting off to find a mysterious spring in the woods, which Lukashenko apparently drank from as a child, and to which he attributes some of his dictatorial manliness and prowess.
Part 3: Tajikistan
In this episode, Ben Zand travels to Tajikistan to experience the sinister and at times bizarre side to living in a dictatorship. Landing in the capital city, Dushanbe, Ben heads to see one of Tajikistan’s biggest claims to fame: the second tallest flagpole in the world. Of course it was built as the tallest, but has now been pipped to the top spot by Saudi Arabia, another dictatorship.

Released:   2017   Genre:   Documentary