Tássia Camões Araújo
Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community and black Brazilians. Her murder has still not been solved and as the police investigation drifts, Monica is a plunged into a new crisis - the probable election of Jair Bolsonaro. On the eve of his inauguration, the film documents Monica’s involvement in the campaign opposing Bolsonaro and shoots of hope in the election of some local politicians from other parties, plus the aftermath of the election which suggests a terrifying future for LGBT rights and politicians who oppose the Government, and little hope for Marielle’s murder case being adequately solved.
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. Combining unprecedented access to leaders
past and present, including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva,
with accounts of her own family’s complex past, filmmaker Petra Costa
(ELENA) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized
nation that remains. Official trailer:
The movie screening will be in room Antonina, on the 12th floor of the hotel.