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The Oscars wade into Brazil’s war of narratives

Good morning! We’re covering today Brazil’s controversial political documentary nominated to the Oscars. The country’s new base in Antarctica. And the possibility of the government raising minimum wages. (This newsletter is for premium subscribers only. Become one now!)

Brazil’s “documentary wars” reaches the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Petra Costa’s film The Edge of Democracy for best documentary feature. 

Why it matters. The Edge of Democracy is part of the “documentary wars,” being fought between highly politicized filmmakers trying to shape the “official” narrative about Brazil’s recent past. The Oscar...

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