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Bombastic Documentary Raises Questions on Bolsonaro Stabbing

New film generates controversy by suggesting it's time to take a deeper look into the September 6th, 2018 stabbing incident of Jair Bolsonaro. by Brian Mier A new documentary by Joaquim de Carvalho...

Dilma Rousseff defends Oscar-nominated Petra Costa

Former President of the Brazilian Republic Dilma Rousseff has publicly defended Academy Award nominated director Petra Costa, who has come under relentless attack from supporters of the 2016 Coup that her...

“He woke up this ghost that we didn’t even know was there.” Director Petra Costa on ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Brazilian director Petra Costa, whose third full length feature, 'The Edge of Democracy' has been nominated in the best documentary category at the 2020 Oscars, was interviewed on the Michael Brooks...

Love it or leave it: Brazil’s reactionary parallel reality

In October 1969 General Emílio Garrastazu Médici assumed the Brazilian Presidency. Whilst measured at that time by a specious economic “miracle” which failed to touch the majority of the population, his tenure...

Film Review: Bacurau

By Daniel Hunt Director Kleber Mendonça Filho has an uncanny ability to divine dark currents flowing under the Brazilian psyche. His timing is extraordinary, and with his latest film Bacurau (Vitrine Filmes) co-written...

A Coup at close range: Petra Costa’s ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Three years in the making, Petra Costa’s masterful new documentary ‘The Edge of Democracy’ is an essential telling of Brazil’s recent history, and a rude awakening for those who kept the...

Dilma Rousseff Attacks Netflix’s ‘The Mechanism’ & Director

On March 23, Netflix launched a new series called “The Mechanism” about a court case which is still underway, featuring a character based on the Brazil's leading presidential candidate, Luiz Inacio...

Beyond dishonest: ‘The Mechanism’ Reviewed

This review of 'The Mechanism' originally appeared at AdoroCinema, a mainstream Brazilian TV & Movie review portal. Translated by Brasil Wire. By Lucas Salgado. "In Brazil, the definition of justice in the dictionary does not contain...
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