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Directed by Maria Ramos

Brazil, Germany, Netherlands 2018 140 mins. In Portuguese with subtitles

The Brazilian right’s 2016 impeachment (or “soft coup”) of President Dilma Rousseff of the democratic-socialist Workers’ Party (PT) remains one of the most disgraceful processes in recent global politics, ushering in a newly conservative era in Brazil following a run of left-wing rule. Beloved former President Lula (Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) is now jailed on corruption charges and Rousseff ousted following accusations of fiscal misconduct (and of being a woman), while right-wing corruption and grift remains the order of the day. Ramos’s clear-eyed, indignant film soberly details the course of Rousseff’s impeachment from initial articles in congress to the final steps, presenting an imperative document of political process and turmoil in one the global economy’s most advanced states.

Filmography: Justice (2004), Behave (2007), Hill of Pleasures (2013), Drought (2015), Future June (2015)