Battle

Caio Castor, Clara Lazarim, Guilherme Cerqueira César, Ricardo Mollan Saito

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Documentary, 2019, 15′

A single cinema shot can contain the turbulent destinies of a democracy. In the street, two filmmakers interview the journalist Marília Melhado. With the elections, the political atmosphere is tense and a group of Bolsonaro’s supporters attack the freedom of opinion. 

Journalist Marilia Melhado agrees to give an interview, at the Brazilian polls, on the election day that marks the decision between Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad. This simple description doesn’t convey the tangible impotence of the film, especially palpable in a moment of political polarization, virtually globally, in which public discussion becomes untenable. And if we must endeavor to listen to each other, let us start by listening to Marilia. (Ana Cabral Martins)