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Source:  Los Angeles Times

With our own round-the-clock political circus to contend with, Americans may be forgiven for thinking we have a lock on dramatic, disturbing political theater.  Not so, “The Edge of Democracy” insists.  Not so at all.

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.

More a thoughtful film essay than a classic documentary, the film takes viewers through the shocks and aftershocks that have seen one president impeached, another imprisoned, and a third elected despite (or maybe because of) being a vocal supporter of torture and dictatorship.

“The Edge of Democracy” is available now on Netflix.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.

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