Following the impeachment trial of Brazil's first female President, this film witnesses the profound political crisis and collapse of democratic institutions.
THE TRIAL is a documentary film about the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial first at the Senate focusing on the President’s Defence Team: her lawyer and three senators who struggle to prove the President’s innocence against a majority vote by a Congress riddled with corruption.
135' / colour
Original title: O PROCESSO
Dir: Maria Ramos
Prod: Nofoco Filmes (BR)
Co-prod: Conijn Film (NL) - Wout Conijn, Autentika Films (DE)
Sc: Maria Ramos
D.O.P. : Alan Schvarsberg
Completed: January 2018
FUTURE JUNE (2015, doc) Awards: a.o. Best Director at Rio FF, SECA (DROUGHT) (2015, doc), Awards: a.o. Merit Prize at Taiwan Int. Doc. FF, HILL OF PLEASURES (2013, doc)
Awards: Best Director, Best Photography and Best Sound at the National FF in Brasília, BEHAVE (2007, doc) Awards: a.o. FIPRESCI Award at DOK Leipzig, JUSTICE (2004, doc) Awards: a.o.: Grand Prix at ‘Visions du Réel’, Grand Prix at Taiwan Int. Doc. FF, Amnesty Award at CPH Doc: Copenhagen, DESI (2000, doc) Awards: Audience Award at the IDFA, Golden Calf for best documentary film at the Netherlands FF.
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