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Rooftop Films Presents: The Edge of Democracy

Rooftop Films Presents: The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

Tuesday, June 11

 

$16 online or at the door

 

7:00 PM – Doors Open

7:45 PM – Live Music

8:30 PM – Film Begins

10:30 PM – Q&A

10:45 PM – After-Party

 

Petra Costa | Brazil | 113

 

LOGLINE: Was Brazil’s democracy a short-lived dream?

 

SYNOPSIS: As a child in 1985, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, Olma and the Seagull) saw democracy take root in Brazil following years of authoritarian rule under a military dictatorship. Gaining unprecedented access to working-party leaders Lula de Silva and his protégée Dilma Rousseff, Costa traces the downfall of both democratic leaders following corruption scandals that resulted in the impeachment of Rousseff and the imprisonment of de Silva. Merging the personal and the political, Costa delves to the heart of her country’s unfolding identity crisis, examining widespread institutional corruption while connecting her own family’s complex past to Brazil’s current crisis. Capturing a unique historical moment, The Edge of Democracy examines the forces at play in the global erosion of democracy.

 

A Netflix release.

 

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT VALE PARK, RAIN DATE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 UPSTAIRS AT WESTLIGHT

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