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The Edge of Democracy
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022
The Edge of Democracy, Dir. Petra Costa, Brazil 2019, 113 min., Portuguese with English subtitles

‘I fear our democracy was nothing but a short-lived dream.’
– Petra Costa

A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, this expansive documentary maps the explosion of corruption and far-right politics in Brazil. Combining unprecedented access to leaders past and present – including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva – with accounts of her own family’s complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa considers the nation’s immense political polarisation.
08:40 pm
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Cinema 2
08:30 pm
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Cinema 2
01:45 pm
Sun, 23 Jun 2019
Cinema 1
09:05 pm
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Cinema 2
08:45 pm
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Cinema 2
04:00 pm
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
Cinema 2
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