“Do as I say, not as I do”: the Brazilian Dictatorship, like any typical authoritarian regime, said one thing, but did another. João Pedro Bim captures the genesis of Institutional Act Number Five with the tenacity of the finest archival researchers: first, look for materials, known or still unreleased, and listen to what they tell you; then, through montage, elucidate what they hadn’t realized they were saying. An essential film in a time dominated by “narratives”, which reminds us that coercive legislative evolutions are an old habit of the powerful elite in this country. (E.V.)
João Pedro Bim
João Pedro Bim is a researcher and audiovisual producer. Partner of the independent production company A Flor e a Náusea, he served as production manager for the series "Habitação Social - Projetos de um Brasil" (2018), for the short films "Liberdade" (2018), "Mesmo com Tanta Agonia" (2018), "Retratos de Piratininga" (2023)", and for the feature film "Panorama" (2021). He was associate producer for the feature film "Os Jovens Baumman" (2018). The feature documentary film "Behind Closed Doors" is his debut as a director and screenwriter.