The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy (2019)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2019-01-24
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 343 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: Português
  • Production Company: Busca Vida Filmes
  • Production Country: Brazil
  • Director: Petra Costa
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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. With unprecedented access to Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, we witness their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

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  • Dilma Rousseff

    as Self
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

    as Self
  • Michel Temer

    as Self
  • Eduardo Cunha

    as Self
  • Jair Bolsonaro

    as Self
  • Sérgio Moro

    as Self
  • Paulo Maluf

    as Self
  • Jean Wyllys

    as Self
  • Aécio Neves

    as Self
  • Gilberto Carvalho

    as Himself
  • Petra Costa

    as Self
  • Barack Obama

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Nelson Mandela

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Li An

  • Elena Andrade

Directing Petra Costa Director
Writing Petra Costa Writer
Camera João Atala Director of Photography
Production Joanna Natasegara Producer
Production Shane Boris Producer
Editing Idê Lacreta Editor
Editing Jordana Berg Editor
Editing Tina Baz Editor
Writing Carol Pires Co-Writer
Writing David Barker Co-Writer
Writing Moara Passoni Co-Writer
Writing Daniela Capelato Script Consultant
Writing Antônia Pellegrino Script Consultant
Writing Virginia Primo Script Consultant
Editing Eduardo Escorel Editorial Consultant
Production Tiago Pavan Producer
Production Petra Costa Producer
Production Abigail Anketell-Jones Co-Producer
Production Sara Dosa Co-Producer
Production Mariana Oliva Co-Producer
Sound Vitor Araújo Original Music Composer
Sound Rodrigo Leão Original Music Composer
Sound Gilberto Monte Original Music Composer
Sound Lucas Santtana Original Music Composer
Editing Felipe Lacerda Editor
Editing João Atala Editor
Editing David Barker Editor
Editing Joaquim Castro Editor
Editing Affonso Gonçalves Editor
Editing Eduardo Gripa Editor
Editing Karen Harley Editor
Editing Bruno Jorge Editor
Editing Bruno Lasevicius Editor
Editing Dellani Lima Editor
Editing Virginia Primo Editor
Editing Isabelle Rathery Editor
Directing Karen Gronich Assistant Director
Directing Mariana de Melo Assistant Director
Sound Juan Quintáns Sound
Camera Tiago Tambelli Camera Operator
Writing Hilton Lacerda Script Consultant
Crew Ricardo Stuckert Cinematography