When Brazil’s economic and social crisis worsens, an uprising of students leads to the occupation of hundreds of schools to demand better public education. YOUR TURN is a documentary depicting the Brazilian student movement from the protests of 2013, up until the 2018 election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, the film is narrated by three high school students. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts as well as its complexity.
The film received the Amensty film prize at the Berlinale: This year’s winner of the Amnesty Film Prize, YOUR TURN, breaks with conventional narrative structures and its non-linear documentary format accompanies young people in their struggle for democracy and their fight for education. In doing so, it also illustrates, in an incomparably thrilling way, how the young protagonists live the values of solidarity and democracy, confidently articulate their goals and dreams and hence are always one step ahead of the adults.The film gives hope and inspires people of all ages to raise their own voice and speak up for our basic rights.The Amnesty Film Prize 2019 goes to YOUR TURN by Eliza Capai.
followed by a film talk with Amnesty International