A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, the personal and political fuse in The Edge of Democracy to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to Presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with accounts of her own family's complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, 2012) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.
I fear our democracy was nothing but a short-lived dream
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On his campaign, Jair Bolsonaro relied heavily on social media, and his most potent weapon was WhatsApp. With the assistance of Steve Bannon, his close supporters illegally hired many companies (such contracts were revealed to be up to 3 million dollars each, undeclared) to create hundreds of groups to spread misinforming and misleading content against his main political rival Fernando Haddad (from the Workers Party) and the minority groups Bolsonaro attacked during his run. See more
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