The Trial

The Trial

Maria Augusta Ramos / 2018 / 139 minutes / Brazil

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment trial of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. Granted unique access to the defense team, senators and President Rousseff herself, this explosive documentary captures this profound political crisis while reflecting on the dangers facing so many democracies throughout the world.


  • "Remarkable. Riveting. A crucial record of the travesty behind the impeachment hearings of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff."

    — Jay Weissberg, Variety
  • "The Trial is horrifyingly prescient. It is a film about power, corruption and reality, one that captures the atmosphere of unease and chaos that seems to dominate our 24/7 news cycle."

    — Justine Smith, Little White Lies
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