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“The Edge of Democracy” documentary film on Netflix

“The Edge of Democracy” documentary film on Netflix

Old Jun 22, 19, 9:04 am
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“The Edge of Democracy” documentary film on Netflix

“The Edge of Democracy” is a very good documentary film about the recent the turmoil in Brazil politics. Well worth watching.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 12:31 am
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Knowing how this forum is prone to belligerent discussions, I think your post is off-topic: it is far from being "required viewing" in order to get a deeper understanding of Brazil.

And for the record: the movie is a lightly-disguised piece of socialist propaganda.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 10:49 am
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Not in the least off-topic, in my opinion. Thanks for the link Boboqui.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by RafKa View Post
Knowing how this forum is prone to belligerent discussions, I think your post is off-topic: it is far from being "required viewing" in order to get a deeper understanding of Brazil.

And for the record: the movie is a lightly-disguised piece of socialist propaganda.
Having watched the film, I feel that I have a greater understanding of what happened to Brazil's politics and economy.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 9:26 pm
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I don’t think it painted an accurate picture of what happened. It is much too forgiving of PT. That being said I found it fascinating. Real live “in the room” footage of the moments when the world was falling apart for Dilma and Lula were just amazing. My main takeaway though is that I see no hope for Brasil, at least as long as I am alive. The political cast is rotten to the core, in every party. It feels insurmountable.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 10:51 am
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Rafka.......

I was just going to say that it is merely nothing more than PT propaganda created in response to the series on Netflix called "The Mechanism". There has been a vocal campaign against Netflix in Brasil by the PT and their followers, directly as a result of "The Mechanism" being very highly rated. No doubt their campaign against Netflix just resulted in more views of the subject film....KKKKKKKKKK. As you speak the language and understand the background, the 2018 comedy with Leandro Hassum called "O Candito Honesto 2" is more interesting and factual. Quite humorous as well.




If anyone wants to know what happened to the Brasilian economy without a derived politic slant, just facts, read the book by the Ricardo Amorim (a Globo TV presenter on Manhattan Connection and a highly respected economist) which is entitled........."Depois da Tempestade".........After the Storm.


I am very sad for my adopted country, but I have hope for the new direction. The long ingrained culture of corruption in politics needs at least a generation to change.

On another note, there were some very interesting developments today with the 4 people arrested who cloned Moro's cellphone. The lawyer for the prisoners said they were told that they were paid by PT for the material. Not judging the veracity of the report, just saying.

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Originally Posted by KDS777 View Post
Rafka.......

I was just going to say that it is merely nothing more than PT propaganda created in response to the series on Netflix called "The Mechanism". There has been a vocal campaign against Netflix in Brasil by the PT and their followers, directly as a result of "The Mechanism" being very highly rated. No doubt their campaign against Netflix just resulted in more views of the subject film....KKKKKKKKKK. As you speak the language and understand the background, the 2018 comedy with Leandro Hassum called "O Candito Honesto 2" is more interesting and factual. Quite humorous as well.




If anyone wants to know what happened to the Brasilian economy without a derived politic slant, just facts, read the book by the Ricardo Amorim (a Globo TV presenter on Manhattan Connection and a highly respected economist) which is entitled........."Depois da Tempestade".........After the Storm.

I am very sad for my adopted country, but I have hope for the new direction. The long ingrained culture of corruption in politics needs at least a generation to change.

On another note, there were some very interesting developments today with the 4 people arrested who cloned Moro's cellphone. The lawyer for the prisoners said they were told that they were paid by PT for the material. Not judging the veracity of the report, just saying.
The place is hopeless, like my school chums who are eternally enthusiastic supporters of regimes full of white guys in what is one of the historically significant slave societies to ever exist, then wonder why there is no social cohesion. Oh, and then the outrage festers, feigned or not, towards the messengers when one of those elite white guys wearing a white hat turns out to be just another every day typical dirty street corrupt politician.
Whatever.
Visitors go to Brazil and they don't want to have this on their mind.

So where are the bargains in Brazil now that the Brs is sinking?
Any particular deals in SP and Rio or other major cities?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 4:11 am
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by frank_10b View Post
So where are the bargains in Brazil now that the Brs is sinking?
Any particular deals in SP and Rio or other major cities?
​​​​​ You're a bit late to the game: Brazil has been a giant bargain since mid-2015 when the BRL sunk 50% to around 4.20 vs USD. It's currently around 4.00 (having been hovering around the 3.80 mark for the better part of the last 2 years) with an outlook to strengthen when the fiscal reforms finally go through in October.
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