In The Edge of Democracy, a Netflix documentary, Petra Costa recounts the rise and fall of Brazilian democracy and the human costs of lost hope. While there is much to praise about the film, it sometimes sacrifices nuance for the sake of clarity.
Heide Castañeda’s Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families offers an intimate look at the impacts of immigration policies and border policing not just on undocumented people, but on their entire families.
Hilary Klein Klein worked in collaboration with women’s collectives in Zapatista communities in Chiapas from 1997 to 2003. Compañeras documents the changing roles, rights, and personal and political relationships that grew out of their struggle.