Brazilian filmmaker who could win Oscar says government attacks are anti-patriotic

Director Petra Costa

Director Petra Costa

The Presidency's Secretariat for Social Communication called Petra Costa, director of "Democracy in Vertigo", an "anti-Brazil militant"

Nominated for the Oscar of best documentary for "Democracy in Vertigo", the director Petra Costa says that the attacks via Twitter promoted by Secom (Secretariat for Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic) were "surprising and shocking".

In a post published on Monday (3), the secretariat called Costa an "anti-Brazil activist". The criticisms were motivated by the interview with criticisms of Jair Bolsonaro's government that the documentary filmmaker gave to a TV station in the United States.

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