A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, the personal and political fuse in The Edge of Democracy to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to Presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with accounts of her own family's complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, 2012) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.
I fear our democracy was nothing but a short-lived dream
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Did You Know?
Michel Temer became president in August 2016 after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, and his term ended on January 1, 2019, when President Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in. His administration was clouded by corruption allegations, though lawmakers refused to authorize his prosecution (in Brazil, the prosecution of a sitting president requires a vote of Congress). On March 2019 he was arrested but was released 5 days later after an order from a federal judge as he "doesn't pose a risk to the investigation into the charges". See more
Canto de Ossanha
Written by Baden Powell
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