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Judi Lynn

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Wed Oct 19, 2022, 12:52 AM Oct 2022

This documentary depicts the effects of Bolsonaro's "catastrophic masculinity" on Brazil

Oct 18, 2022

Anew documentary from filmmakers Fernando Grostein and Fernando Siqueira shows two parallel realities: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s toxic masculinity and its disastrous effects on the country, as well as the innocence of Grostein's childhood and teenage years. Titled Quebrando Mitos (Debunking Myths, in English), the film has reached nearly a million views on YouTube since premiering in September.

Quebrando Mitos addresses the elements that helped Bolsonaro win the presidency in 2018. Widespread misinformation on social media sought to portray him as a "champion" of moral values, and he enjoyed support from evangelical representatives in Congress. Bolsonaro also regularly discussed protecting the so-called traditional family unit.

Grostein previously directed the 2011 documentary Quebrando o Tabu, and he is the founder of accounts on Twitter and Facebook by the same name. A constant target of death threats due to his political views and advocacy for marginalized communities in Brazil, Grostein fled the country in 2018.

"Catastrophic masculinity"
The decision to use the expression "catastrophic masculinity" throughout the documentary conveys a selfishness by those who believe their wishes should always be granted, even at someone else's expense, said screenwriter Carol Pires. "This is dangerous to democracy and to our existence, as it also considers the environment as his endless property."


The documentary with English subtitles:

Quebrando Mitos (Debunking Myths, in English)

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