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The Edge of Democracy (2019)

Brazil, 113m, Colour
Director: Petra Costa

The Edge of Democracy is an account of Brazil’s political history and serves as a valuable reminder of the fragility of democracy. Told from the personal perspective of the filmmaker, who is  the daughter of Communist supporters who worked to help bring democratic values and free elections to her country, this is a highly partisan representation of events. While the political crisis in Brazil is real, Petra’s account seems remiss by exclusion of other perspectives. As such, events such as the jailing of Lula and the impeachment of Dilma are explained simply as political opportunism and continuing corruption, while the underlying reasons for the popularity of the social Conservative movement and Bolsonaro’s 2018 election are largely ignored (Klaus Ming January 2020).

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