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Bolsonaro says documentary on the downfall of ex president Rousseff is rubbish

Wednesday, January 15th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
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“Am I going to waste time on rubbish like that?” Bolsonaro told journalists when asked if he had watched The Edge Of Democracy by director Petra Costa. “Am I going to waste time on rubbish like that?” Bolsonaro told journalists when asked if he had watched The Edge Of Democracy by director Petra Costa.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday dismissed an Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary about the 2016 impeachment of leftist ex-leader Dilma Rousseff as “rubbish.”

The film, which exposes the deep political divisions in Latin America's biggest democracy, has been shortlisted alongside American Factory, The Cave, For Sama and Honeyland for the best documentary prize.

“Am I going to waste time on rubbish like that?” the far-right leader told journalists in the capital Brasilia when asked if he had watched The Edge Of Democracy by director Petra Costa.

“Fiction... for those who like what vultures eat, it's a good film.”

The film follows the rise and fall of left-wing icon Lula da Silva and the impeachment of his successor Rousseff. Their political ups and downs paved the way for Bolsonaro's 2018 election victory, which ended decades of leftist rule in the country.

While various Brazilian-made films have previously been nominated for Oscars, none have won a golden statue.

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  • Jack Bauer

    He got that right !

    And the lefties are breaking their elbows trying to pat themselves on the back....laughable.

    Jan 15th, 2020 - 01:22 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Have you watched it?

    Jan 16th, 2020 - 03:53 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Wouldn't waste my time......it tells her story from the PT's point of view....so I know it's a load of shit....like the film on Lula, years ago....all the facts were twisted, making him out to be the greatest statesman that ever lived....ughh...

    Jan 16th, 2020 - 09:59 pm 0
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