Director João Moreira Salles and a small crew followed Presidential candidate Luís Inácio Lula da Silva's campaign in meetings, rallies, planes, TV debates, with his family, political allies and marketeers, from Sept.25 to Oct.28 2002, when he was officially elected President with 53 million votes, the first Brazilian President to come from the working classes (he is a former metalworker and union leader). Written by
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Director João Moreira Salles
obtained President Lula's permission to film his campaign on the condition he wouldn't divulge any filmed material until after he was inaugurated in office. The 240 hours of footage were kept secret until the final film's release in 2004. See more