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.

VOR:   Equally important as a record for Brazilians about their own national tailspin and as a simultaneous primer and warning to other democracies.

Photo © 2019 Netflix/Busca Vida Filmes

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

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