The Edge of Democracy
- Original title
The Edge of Democracy (Democracia em Vertigem)
- Running time
- 113 min.
Petra Costa, Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni
Vitor Araújo, Rodrigo Leão, Gilberto Monte, Lucas Santtana
Distributed by Netflix. Busca Vida Filmes
Documentary | Politics
- Synopsis / Plot
- Once a nation crippled by military dictatorship, Brazil found its democratic footing in 1985 and then, in 2002, elected a hugely popular political disrupter: steel-worker-turned-activist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Under his watch, 20 million Brazilians were lifted out of poverty, and his country rose to international prominence. In 2010, “Lula” passed the presidential baton to his prodigy, a fierce female guerrilla named Dilma Rousseff. But beneath their sunny legacy, rumblings of populist rage and institutional corruption seeped into the mainstream—much of it abetted by a partisan judge who fed news outlets sensational, deeply flawed corruption reports that targeted Lula, Dilma, and anyone else who refused to scratch the backs of powerful politicians and special-interest groups.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary Competition
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: Platino Awards: Best Documentary
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