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Student rebellion in Brazil

Regissør: Eliza Capai

ACTIVISM: Increased collective rates affecting the poor in São Paulo became the start of a student-led protest movement.

Your Turn is Eliza Capai's third full-length documentary and is about
the experiences of three young student activists in São Paulo. The film shows some of
the backdrop to Brazil's political spasms in recent times, and had
international premiere at this year's Berlinale.

Students Marcela Jesus, Nayara Souza and Lucas "Koka" Penteado were engaged in youth activism about six years ago. It was then 28 years since the end of the military dictatorship, and it was democracy in Brazil. Nevertheless, the country was partly ruled by corrupt, incompetent, left-wing or social-democratic parties, both regionally and nationally.

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The story begins when São Paulo's highly disliked governor and presidential candidate, Geraldo Alckmin of the Social Democratic Center Party PSDB, supports a proposal that is yet another slap in the face of the poor: a rationalization reform that causes 93 educational institutions to be shut down and 300 students to be relocated. (But revenge is served as best known cold: In the documentary's final scenes, it is sadly pointed out that unpopular Alckmin only got 000 percent of the vote in the presidential election against Jair Bolsonaro.)

Drittlei a failing public education system takes students
the matter in their own hands.

The increased public transport rates added further
stones to the burden of an already pressured population in São Paulo. The city is Brazil
largest, with about 19 million people (slums included) as. . .

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Nick Holdsworth
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