Arts and the Art of Not Being Censored

Cultural Politics in Bolsonaro's Brazil

Arts and the Art of Not Being Censored

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Zoom Webinar
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Since taking office in 2018, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has launched an unrelenting war on cultural production, rooted in his belief that artists and their progressive politics undermine “traditional” values.  The federal Ministry of Culture was abolished. State support for the arts was drastically cut. And artists who run afoul of Bolsonaro are subjected to public attacks by the president and his online army of supporters. Join the Center for Brazilian Studies and two renowned documentary filmmakers for a discussion of art under assault and art as resistance.


Petra Costa 
Director of The Edge of Democracy

Marcos Colón

Director of Beyond Fordlândia
Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State Univ.

Alex Ungprateeb Flynn
Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA



Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy/ Organized 2016