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Date & Time
October 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

O processo | The Trial 
(Maria Augusta Ramos, 2018, 137 min, Brazil, in Portuguese w/ subtitles)

Q&A with director Maria Augusta Ramos

The impeachment and removal from office of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in 2016 was triggered by a corruption scandal involving, among others, her then vice-president Michel Temer. Director Maria Augusta Ramos follows the trial against Rousseff from the point of view of her defense team. This is a courtroom drama that unfolds slowly; the appearances of the various parties gradually turn the proceedings into something akin to theater. Inside the courtroom, grand emotions are played to full effect whilse, on the other side of the doors, lobbyists and supporters pace the corridors. Meanwhile, outside, in front of Brasília’s modernist government buildings, demonstrators are chanting like a Greek chorus.

Sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)

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