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The Edge of Democracy
Institute of Contemporary Arts

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

£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

Tuesdays + weekday matinees: £8 Full, £5 Concs/Blue/Green Members.

The Edge of Democracy + Q&A with film producer Joanna Natasegara screens on 20 June

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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