The Edge of Democracy2019
The Edge of Democracy (2019)
Critic Consensus: Assembled with absorbing insight and passion by director Petra Costa, The Edge of Democracy is a disturbing and expansive overview of how a democratic nation can teeter into autocracy.
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Costa manages to craft an intimate primer about the state's descent into populism and the fraying of the country's democratic fabric.
[Petra Costa] seems utterly incapable of crafting a frame that is lacking in urgency or vibrance.
An angry, intimate, and haunting portrait of Brazil's recent slide back into the open jaws of dictatorship.
Directed by Petra Costa, this completely fascinating documentary provides an unexpectedly compelling inside look at the political earthquakes that have been roiling Brazil for several years.
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