Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
offers a behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial, first at the House of Representatives and then at the Senate, focusing on the President’s defense team and two senators who struggle to prove the her innocence in the face of a majority vote by a Congress riddled with corruption.
During the filming, director Maria Augusta Ramos was granted unique access to the defense team, to left-wing senators, and to President Rousseff herself. Using a technique that is wholly observational, without interviews and narrations, Ramos captures telling interactions in the private and political spheres as well as the mass demonstrations held in response to this political crisis.
A talkback with director Maria Augusta Ramos and Seth Garfield, Brazil Center director, follows the screening. This event is presented by the LLILAS Benson Brazil Center and is free and open to the public.
Location: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, 201 E. 24th Street (SE corner of 24th and Speedway), UT Campus