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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Brazil's biggest newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo, requested an interview with Lula in prison during the 2018 presidential election campaign. However, Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux (a friend of judge Moro and prosecutor Dallagnol) ruled against the interview taking place, as the team reportedly feared it would ruin Bolsonaro's chances at the election; a decision which was only overturned on April 2019. See more
A Greek writer said that democracy is only working when the rich feel threatened. Otherwise, oligarchy takes over. From father to son, son to grandson, from grandson to great grandson, and so successively.
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