The Edge of Democracy
First screened in January 2020
Director: Petra Costa. Documentary about the 2016 overthrow of Dilma Rousseff's elected government in Brazil and the larger right-wing takeover of the country that this silent coup represents. Twitter Capsule:
Heavily narration-reliant. Startling access to leaders not always a plus. Still, trenchant, clear, complex.
Equally important as a record for Brazilians about their own national tailspin and as a simultaneous primer and warning to other democracies.