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In Petra Costa’s work the personal and the political are inextricably linked. Her latest documentary, The Edge of Democracy, was nominated for an Academy Award and was listed by the New York Times as one of the best 10 films of the year 2019. It is the third of a trilogy where she explores political and existential questions that have as a starting point her own family. Her first short, Undertow Eyes is an existential tale about love and death through an intimate portrayal of her grandparents. Her first feature, ELENA, executive produced by Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles and the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013, is a mixture of documentary and fever dream. In 2015 Petra directed together with Lea Glob, Olmo and the Seagull, which won the young jury prize at the Locarno Film Festival. She has produced ECSTASY (2020) by Moara Passoni and is the Associate Producer of Barbara Paz’s BABENCO (2019).