The Edge of Democracy

by Petra Costa

Biografilm Worldwide

( / 2019 / 120’)

Awarded at Sundance, a work of social denunciation about the political disaster of a country in turmoil. Born in the same Brazil that her mother wanted to transform, the director tells the dream of democracy. Starting with the struggles against the dictatorship in '68, up until the glimpse of hope thanks to President "Lula" in the 2003 and then in 2010 with Dilma Rousseff, first woman in government. But here come corruption again,  like a collective nightmare, with the coming to power of President Bolsonaro and his dangerous nationalist ideologies. Through the alert analysis of the systems of power rooted in Brazilian society, Petra Costa reaffirms how, once again, the human mind is powerless against the imagination of history.