Moara Passoni Co-Wrote Documentary 'The Edge of Democracy'

Zoe Contros Kearl
June 12, 2019

Moara Passoni, a current student, co-wrote the documentary, The Edge of Democracy, which screened in New York this month and premiere on Netflix soon thereafter. It previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Watch it firsthand at Rooftop Films in NYC on June 11th.

Stil from 'The Edge of Democracy

"An All The President's Men style political thriller (...) with a sweep of The Godfather.” –Screen Daily

The Edge of Democracy premiered at Sundance and has been receiving positive reviews by New York TimesNBC NewsPOV MagazineScreen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter. The film is the result of three years of hard work following the behind the scenes of a turbulent political process that culminated in President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, Lula da Silva's arrest and the election of Jair Bolsonaro. The screening at Rooftop was followed by a Q&A with Petra Costa and the amazing Oscar-winning producer Joanna Natasegara (The White HelmetsVirunga).

"Petra Costa's political documentary is like none other" –POV Magazine

Moara Passoni is an MFA candidate of screenwriting-directing at Columbia. She graduated in Social Sciences at University of São Paulo, studied Dance & Performance at PUC/SP and Philosophy & Aesthetics at Paris 8 University. She holds two master's degrees on Film & Documentary by UNICAMP and FGV Brazill, and she worked as an Assistant Director and Researcher for Kiko Goiffman at PaleoTV where she directed her first short film released at the IDFF It's All True (São Paulo, Brazil). As a producer, she participated on films Elena, and Olmo and The Seagull - both directed by Petra Costa and executive produced by Tim Robbins. She is also a writer for Olmo and the Seagull. In her films, Passoni aims to explore both coming of age and political stories always crossing storytelling with language exploration.