THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY is an exploration into the truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies. Combining access to leaders past and present, including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, with accounts of her own family's political and industrial past, director Petra Costa witnesses their rise and fall and the polarized nation that remains.

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY is an exploration into the truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies. Combining access to leaders past and present, including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, with accounts of her own family's political and industrial past, director Petra Costa witnesses their rise and fall and the polarized nation that remains.

Categories

Best Documentary Feature
Petra Costa
Joanna Natasegara
Tiago Pavan
Best Directing
Petra Costa
Best Writing - Original Screenplay
Petra Costa
Carol Pires
Moara Passoni
David Barker
Best Cinematography
João Atala
Best Film Editing
Karen Harley
Tina Baz
Jordana Berg, edt.
Joaquim Castro
David Barker
Felipe Lacerda
Best Sound Editing
Leslie Shatz
Best Sound Mixing
Leslie Shatz
Best Original Score
Rodrigo Leão
Lucas Santtana
Gilberto Monte

Videos

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Awards

Gotham Awards
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY | Petra Costa, Tiago Pavan, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris
Critics' Choice Documentary Awards
NOMINATED
| BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
NOMINATED
| BEST NARRATION | Petra Costa, Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni
IDA Award
NOMINATED
| BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | Petra Costa, Shane Boris, Joanna Natasegara, Tiago Pavan
NOMINATED
| BEST DIRECTOR | Petra Costa
NOMINATED
| CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD BEST WRITING | Petra Costa
Sheffield International Documentary Festival
NOMINATED
| TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD | Petra Costa
Sundance Film Festival
NOMINATED
| GRAND JURY PRIZE WORLD CINEMA - DOCUMENTARY | Petra Costa