The Edge of Democracy
  • Year2019
  • Duration139 min

A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis - the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. 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 (ELENA) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

  • Director(s): Petra Costa
  • Producer(s): Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, Tiago Pavan
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere

  • Tim Hetherington Award