The Edge of Democracy

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.
January 2020
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The Edge of Democracy

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Director: Petra Costa

 

2019, Brazil, 121 minutes, Digital

Language: Portuguese, English

Program Notes

A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis – the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. With unprecedented access to Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, we witness their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

Critics' Praise

“Costa manages to craft an intimate primer about the state’s descent into populism and the fraying of the country’s democratic fabric.”

– Lesley Felperin, The Guardian

 

“[Petra Costa] seems utterly incapable of crafting a frame that is lacking in urgency or vibrance.”

– Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com


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