Documentary about Rousseff's impeachment is displayed at the Berlin Film Festival

"The process", directed by Maria Ramos, mix Dilma judgment filming with favorable protesters pictures and contrary to it in the streets.
23/02/2018 15h31 - Updated 23/02/2018 17h53
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Brazilian society remains deeply divided a year and a half after President Dilma Rousseff has suffered and been deprived impeachment, said the director of a new documentary about the period. "The process", directed by Maria Ramos, mix Dilma judgment filming with favorable protesters pictures and contrary to it in the streets.

"It says a lot about what's going on at the moment", Maria Augusta said in a interview given on Thursday (22), one day after the production debut at the Berlin International Film Festival. "O country remains completely divided."

Dilma, the first woman president of Brazil, He lost the post in August 2016, after impeachment proceedings that cracked the public amid a corruption scandal and an economic crisis. Its allies argue that the deposition of it, arising from the so-called "tax pedaling", It was a blow.

"When you have a parliamentary coup, this has profound consequences for society as a whole at all levels, and this is what we are seeing now ", He argued the director. Democracy is "sick" in Brazil, and the country has to deal with major issues, she said.

"It's impossible, when you have a coup, a parliamentary coup… believe that this did not affect democracy ". The director Maria Augusta said he hoped that "The Process" help the Brazilians see themselves these events in a less emotional way.

Brazil will have elections in October and the popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will likely be barred from running because of a conviction for corruption on appeal. "I'm really worried about this year's elections", said Maria Augusta. "I sincerely hope that we truly democratic and open elections, all candidates in which the people want to vote, and this includes Lula ".

Near of the end, the documentary points out that, nine months after the impeachment of Rousseff, his successor, Michel Temer, He was accused by the then Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, corruption. "History repeats itself", said Maria Augusta, adding that the disappointment and frustration are prevalent in Brazil.


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