IN THE SHADOW OF THE COPACABANA
Sponsored by: The Hawthorne Hotel & The Independent
Directed by Denize Galiao
After blogger Ricardo Gama criticizes the political corruption in Brazil, he is shot twice in the head. Against all odds, Gama survives, but is traumatized by the event. A year later, Ricardo is running for the City Council of Rio de Janeiro. He sees these elections not only as a way into politics, but also a path to freedom. While Ricardo runs his campaign on the Internet, rival politicians are fighting for every vote on the streets with music and dancers. Through this single destiny a dark side of Brazil is depicted, the world public has not known yet.